Through the “Doctor at Home” option, included in the app’s health category, users will have three types of medical assistance available: requesting a doctor to come to the home and medical advice via telephone or a video consultation. For now, the partnership enables general clinical services, with expansion to the area of nursing and physical therapy services coming soon.
The new service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but only in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in this first phase. The idea is, however, that it be extended to other large urban centres in the country.
In a statement, the general director of Uber Eats in Portugal, Diogo Aires Conceição, said that this launch is “another giant step” for the platform to go “beyond the various restaurant, supermarket, convenience and other retail services”.