How do I schedule a ride for a patient?
You can schedule the patient ride through the Lyft Concierge Portal.
Who in my department has or can have access to Lyft Concierge?
Each department will identify their Branch Administrator and Dispatchers, who will be granted access to the Concierge Portal by the Lyft team, to schedule rides for patients.
Who is a Branch Administrator for Lyft Concierge? What is their role?
The Branch Administrator could be the manager of the department. They will:
- Have access to the Concierge Portal to schedule the rides for the patient
- Will be able to add or remove dispatchers
- Have access to the online reporting portal to run usage reports for their specific department. To access online reporting, please contact Megan Gerken at email@example.com or 201-787-2245
Is the Branch Administrator the only person who can schedule a ride for the patient?
No, there can be multiple users (referred to as Dispatchers authorized by Branch Administrator) at each department who can schedule the ride for the patient. For Branch Administrators to set up Dispatcher access to employees at your department, please follow the link here.
Who is a Dispatcher for Lyft Concierge? What is his/her role?
Under each Branch Administrator, there can be multiple employees (authorized by the Branch Administrator) in a department identified as dispatchers who will have access to schedule the rides for the patient.
How do I log into Lyft Concierge?
Are there different types of rides we can request based on our patient’s situation?
Yes. Rides can be requested on demand, via flexible link that is valid for 24 hours, or scheduled up to 7 days in advance.
If requesting on demand, please be mindful of the vehicle’s estimated time of arrival, and how long the patient needs to be ready at the pickup spot. The driver can wait only 5 minutes after arrival before the ride is marked as a “no show.” Please ensure the patient is ready to go when you dispatch an on-demand ride to avoid no-show fees. Request On-Demand Rides here.
In this option, the patient receives a text with a link they can use when they are ready to call the ride. This option is ideal in scenarios where you may not know what time a patient is going to be finished with their appointment, and it gives the patient control of when they are ready to leave. Pick-up & drop-off addresses are entered upon scheduling the ride. Request Flexible Rides here.
This option can be used up to 7 days in advance of the needed ride. It is best for situations where you know patients will be ready at a particular date and time. Request Pre-Scheduled Rides here
How can I request a Concierge ride for a passenger with no mobile phone?
Through Lyft Concierge you can schedule a ride for passengers who do not have a cell phone available. For more details, visit link here.
Am I responsible for staying with the patient until the Lyft arrives?
Employees should follow all typical UMMS protocol involving patient safety when using the Lyft service. For more details on Lyft’s Safety policy, please visit the link here.
Who pays for the patient rides?
Costs for patient rides are billed to the respective department scheduling the ride.
How can I get an estimate of the fare for a ride?
When can I use the Lyft for Business (LFB) program?
Employees can access the LFB program for their own business travel purposes.
How do I set up Business Profile for Business Rides?
The Lyft for Business program allows UMMS employees to create a Business profile within their individual Lyft App. For personal rides, payment will be charged by Lyft directly to the employee requesting the ride. Here’s how to use Lyft for Business:
Step 1. Create your Lyft business profile
Visit the Lyft Business Profile Signup page and enter in your work email address and credit card info to get started.
Step 2. Download the Lyft app
Check your Lyft app on your phone to find your new business profile. If you don’t have the app, you can download it for iOS or Android.
Step 3. Enjoy smoother business rides
Make sure to select your business profile in the Lyft app when riding for business. Visit the Getting Started for Employees guide here for more information.
How do I access any rewards associated with Business profile?
Please opt into the rewards while setting up your business profile. For additional details, please visit the link on UMMS Beneplace site for UMMS Specials.
Can I switch between Business profile and Personal profile?
Yes, you can switch between Business and Personal profiles. For additional details, please click here.
Who can I contact for more information?
For any questions please contact Juvin Jacob UMMS Corporate Contracting at firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-462-3385 or Megan Gerken at email@example.com, 201-787-2245. For training on Lyft Concierge Service, please contact Zack Pensak at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve been trained on Concierge, you will receive an email invitation prompting you to set up your account.