Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Adds Transportation Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2020
Contact: Rachael Maltby
(Office) 405.948.4900 ext. 655
OKCIC partners with SendaRide to provide safe and secure medical transportation
Oklahoma City, OK – Since 1974, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) has been serving the needs of Native Americans in the Oklahoma City urban area, serving over 100,000 outpatient visitors each year. Recently they partnered with SendaRide to add non-emergency medical transportation to their array of services and ensure patients have transportation to and from their scheduled appointment.
Millions of Americans miss scheduled medical appointments annually due to lack of transportation. SendaRide set out to change that statistic and OKCIC wanted to make sure their patients weren’t part of those numbers. As a result, the partnership between SendaRide and OKCIC was formed.
Unlike other rideshare programs, SendaRide was created and customized for the health care industry. Personalized door-to-door service makes them unique, along with their state-of-the-art technology. Each ride offers the rider, and their family, the assurance that they will arrive at their destination safely and on time. All rides are recorded, and the SendaRide app shows the ride in progress. Family members and caregivers can stay in contact with the drivers before and during the ride.
By providing non-emergency medical transportation, patients are more likely to arrive at their scheduled appointment which reduces long term health care costs, increases facility efficiency, and improves patient quality of life.
“SendaRide has been a lifesaver for our organization and the patients we serve,” Robyn Sunday-Allen said, OKCIC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our patients suffering are transported to necessary appointments and always receive excellent customer service, timeliness, professionalism and a safe ride. We have been pleased with our partnership with SendaRide. They are a trusted and valued partner with assisting us in providing excellent health care to our Native American patients.”
Patient assistance in and out of the vehicle, friendly Care Partners (drivers), and the assurance that each rider will arrive at their destination safely is the SendaRide Standard. Providing the care the patient needs when they need it is a top priority for OKCIC.
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 18,000 patients from over 200 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For more information, please call (405) 948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com.
1-800-731-1885 or, by visiting www.sendaride.com.
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