NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipdrug, the leading on-demand prescription medication delivery company, and CityMD, a leading urgent care provider, today announced a strategic partnership. Zipdrug's technology and delivery team, combined with CityMD's care and coordination services, offer patients an unprecedented one-stop care experience. This combination of services eliminates the need for a post-visit pharmacy stop and presents opportunity for greater medication adherence, better health outcomes, and less required effort for patients.
With this partnership, Zipdrug is unveiling digital kiosks and placing them within CityMD locations, beginning in Manhattan at CityMD's Murray Hill location. After seeing a doctor, CityMD patients can order medication delivery from any pharmacy directly through these on-site kiosks. Once an order is placed and medications are ready for pickup from the patient's preferred pharmacy, a HIPAA-trained, drug-screened, and background-checked messenger will promptly deliver prescriptions to their location of choice. Medications typically arrive at patients' doorsteps on average of 16 minutes within Manhattan after they are ready for pick-up and Zipdrug users can track delivery progress in real-time on an interactive map.
"We are thrilled about this partnership and having the chance to work with the region's biggest and most successful urgent care group. CityMD's mission to deliver kindness in the form of a seamless healthcare experience mirrors ours at Zipdrug -- we're a great fit," said Stu Libby, CEO and Co-Founder of Zipdrug. "Zipdrug's service will help CityMD patients get the most out of each urgent care visit, enabling them to get back to their busy lives without having to make the potentially long stop at the pharmacy."
This collaboration between Zipdrug and CityMD is a meaningful step forward in delivering superior service and care for patients. Together, the organizations are committed to ensuring customers have the easiest experience at a time when they may be feeling at their worst and this partnership represents the next level of coordinated effort to serve patients.
"As our company grows, we continue our dedication to serve our patients with kindness. By teaming up with Zipdrug we can now deliver even more convenient, quality care," said Dr. Richard Park, CEO and Founder of CityMD. "Zipdrug allows patients to spend more time in the comfort of their homes while they are sick instead of at the pharmacy. We are always looking for innovations that enable us to treat our patients better."
Zipdrug is an on-demand prescription delivery service available online and through mobile applications. Patients simply enter payment and delivery details; snap a photo of their insurance card and in one simple click, a HIPAA-trained Zipdrug messenger is dispatched to deliver the prescription(s). First orders are always free. Zipdrug automatically applies any available discounts to the patient's medications further reducing costs as a part of its service. The service is available for both one time and recurring prescriptions. Zipdrug will deliver from any pharmacy.
Founded in 2010, CityMD urgent care is dedicated to setting an unprecedented standard of medical care for patients and an enriching work environment for its employees. The company's "People First" philosophy and state-of-the-art personalized healthcare delivery system has taken CityMD from a single Upper East Side practice in Manhattan to more than 50 practice locations in Manhattan, Long Island, Rockland/Westchester Counties, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and New Jersey .