CaryRx announced today the launch of its same-day prescription drug delivery service for people in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
The Washington-based company is hoping that the convenience of its user-friendly app will draw people away from the conventional retail pharmacy. Prescriptions can be scheduled for delivery at a particular time or delivered within one hour to any place in D.C., according to CaryRx.
The mobile app allows patients to upload paper prescriptions or transfer existing prescriptions. Physicians can prescribe directly to CaryRx’s system, the company report, and any prescription is ready in minutes.
The app also includes refill reminders and a live chat with a pharmacy team.
“We are excited to bring this invaluable service to Washington D.C.,” founder & CEO Areo Nazari said in prepared remarks. “Our goal is to provide an amazing patient experience not readily available throughout the country while constantly innovating to bridge the gap between pharmacies, patients and prescribers. Backed by a truly technology infused pharmacy, our proprietary platform is vertically integrated for seamless and efficient fulfillment of prescription deliveries.”
“We’re very excited to announce patients will have the same co-pay for their prescriptions and scheduled deliveries will be absolutely free for prescriptions delivered in Washington, D.C.,” Kevin Lance, VP of business development, said. “We accept most insurance plans and are continually expanding our network.”
The company has also partnered with Postmates to facilitate express deliveries. The collaboration is a first for Postmates, Nazari said.
“Our theme from day one has been automation of our pharmacy backend. The backend integration with Postmates expands on that theme and gives us the fastest prescription delivery experience available in the country with a delivery logistics platform that can scale with our volume,” he added.