All-in-one management platform Rise People this month struck a partnership with Pocketpills, Canada’s only national and bilingual online pharmacy.
Vancouver-based Rise says the partnership is a first of its kind in Canada and will provide cost-effective prescription medications to people across the country.
“Businesses everywhere are putting employee health first; we see it every day as more and more of our clients have added group benefits plans since the pandemic,” explains Faiz Abdulla, CEO of Rise People. “Adding an online pharmacy is a natural extension, providing free doorstep delivery of medication and virtual access to pharmacists.”
The partnership will improve the pharmacy workflow, making pharmacists easily accessible to patients via text or email—and offer cost savings.
“We are thrilled to partner with a progressive company like Rise that understands the value of employee health,” said Raj Gulia, CEO of Pocketpills.
Through the all-in-one Rise experience, members are able to sign in to Rise Health and manage their medications through Pocketpills. They can transfer a refill or upload a new prescription, connect with a pharmacist, and order medication with free delivery. In addition, prescriptions can be pre-sorted by dose into Pocketpacks, labeled with the date and time, making it easier to take medications as prescribed.
“What Rise is doing brings immense value to Canadian businesses and we are proud to extend Pocketpills’ range of services to their members,” noted Gulia.
Formerly known as Paysavvy, Rise was founded in Vancouver in 2011 before rebranding in 2016.