Portugal: order a doctor on Uber Eats

Lisbon residents are able to order a visit from a doctor by logging into their Uber Eats app on their smartphones. The Portuguese capital has been chosen as the first market in the world to test out this new service by the international delivery giant.

The ‘Doctor at Home’ service became available after signing an agreement with the Ecco-Salva Medical Services, a Portuguese company that specialises in providing healthcare services at home or remotely through phone or computer.

Through their Uber Eats app, users can request a video or phone consultation with a medical practitioner. The service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The prices range from €20 euros for a video or phone consultation to €80 euros for doctor to come by in person. The service that can be requested is that of a general clinician and not a specialist in specific diseases.

Ecco-Salva Medical Services sees an opportunity to expand geographically in this partnership. This launch is another step for Uber Eats to go beyond the various restaurant, supermarket, convenience and other retail services.

The service will soon extend to include physiotherapists and nurses.

Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014. Users can read menus, reviews and ratings, order, and pay for food from participating restaurants using an application on the iOS or Android platforms, or through a web browser.

Based in the USA, Uber Eats is present in 32 countries.