Uber Eats and Nimble Announce On-Demand Prescription Delivery in Chicago

Redwood City, California, UNITED STATES

Chicago consumers can now request prescription delivery directly in the Uber Eats app. 

Uber’s prescription delivery is powered by Nimble, a rapidly growing prescription delivery service in the U.S. that connects quality neighborhood pharmacies with delivery to meet the community’s personal health and wellness needs.

CHICAGO, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Nimble today announced the expansion of their partnership and launch of on-demand prescription delivery in Chicago, IL. All Uber Eats users in this region will now have access to prescription delivery right to their doorstep in as little as one hour, which is faster than any other prescription delivery service. 

Through this partnership, consumers can get their medications delivered quickly from the safety and comfort of their homes. Users can easily transfer existing prescriptions — or fulfill new ones — from neighborhood pharmacies right from the Uber Eats app. From there, Nimble’s network of quality neighborhood pharmacies coordinates fulfillment, and Uber Eats delivers the prescription directly to consumers. Controlled substances are ineligible, as are prescriptions paid for — in whole or in part — by any government healthcare program such as Medicare, Medicaid, or TRICARE. 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nimble to bring quick, on-demand prescription delivery to Chicagoans across the city,” said Robert Kellman, head of Midwest Policy for Uber. “People are always looking for ways to conveniently and safely get the things they need — whether that be food, essential supplies, or medicine, and we’re proud that Uber is now playing a role in bringing prescriptions right to customers’ doorsteps.”

There are about 600 independently owned and operated pharmacies in Illinois, serving as the backbone of their communities’ health and wellness needs. Nimble vets and works with these types of pharmacies, arming them with the technology and infrastructure needed to provide simpler, more convenient patient experiences. With this expansion into the major metro of Chicago, Nimble continues to champion neighborhood pharmacies, providing them opportunities to retain and grow their customer base by working with partners as committed to consumer needs as Uber.

“When it comes to their health needs, Chicago consumers should not have to choose between convenience and loyalty to their city’s or town’s pharmacies,” said Nimble CEO and Founder, Talha Sattar. “Our partnership with Uber Eats allows us to both help Chicago-area pharmacies stay competitive, and offer millions of residents access to simple, easy, on-demand prescription delivery at a time when they need it most.”

"Our focus at Benivex Pharmacy is providing customers with the highest quality of care, and that means getting them their prescriptions as quickly as possible," Ayman Alomari, Founder of Benivex Pharmacy, said. "Nimble will help us grow our customer base and allow us to prioritize other aspects of patient care to make the customer experience more convenient, simple, and meaningful." 

Uber’s continued expansion of prescription delivery services will allow customers to manage their prescriptions with the tap of a button, directly from the Uber Eats application — and follow their prescriptions at every step of the journey: from their phone to the pharmacy to their doorstep. 

Today’s expansion into Chicago follows a successful prescription delivery launch in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County earlier this year, and an initial pilot program in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. The service is also launching today in Atlanta.

About Uber 
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we're building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.

About Nimble
Nimble is the nation’s leading prescription delivery service, making delivery simpler, faster and more affordable for patients and pharmacies. Pharmacy customers can schedule their prescription deliveries through a convenient, easy-to-use mobile application or website. Nimble works with nearly 1,000 quality neighborhood pharmacies and delivers millions of prescriptions across the country. Nimble has raised over $60m of venture capital from Sequoia Capital, Y Combinator, First Round Capital, DAG Ventures and Khosla Ventures and is based in Redwood City, CA.

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Press kit containing images of the user interface, and how Uber Eats users will find their local pharmacy.