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The RIDE UNITED NC call center is now open to help schedule free round-trip rides for low-income residents needing transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments! Call 1-844-771-RIDE or click below for more information.
United Way of the Greater Triangle, Lyft, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and the NC Department of Transportation (in support of the North Carolina COVID-19 Public Health Coalition) are partnering to remove transportation barriers statewide for low-income North Carolina residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Our goal is to support 100,000 free round-trip rides to the coronavirus vaccine. We can't do it without you. Join us as we leverage the power of partnerships to provide transportation for North Carolina communities of color, seniors, and the uninsured in 100 counties.

Stay tuned for more information about the Health Literacy Sessions that will be provided by epidemiologist Dr. Bahby Banks — along with public support from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Cohen — to engage North Carolinians and educate them so they can make the best decisions for their health.

Thank you to North Carolina Community Action Association and other local community-based organizations, including United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, United Way of the Cape Fear Area, United of Cumberland County, United Way of Onslow County, and United Way of Pitt County for their partnership in the execution of this cross-sector collaboration.


The RIDE UNITED NC call center is now open to support low-income North Carolina residents needing roundtrip transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Eligible individuals can call 1-844-771-RIDE Monday through Friday, 8 am-8 pm. The call center is also equipped to handle bi-lingual callers.

The call center is open to those who are age 55+, uninsured, unbanked, and/or members of households considered low-income by the federal definition.

RIDE UNITED NC has enlisted support from Pillar Consulting, founded by epidemiologist Dr. Bahby Banks along with public support from NCDHHS and Secretary Mandy Cohen, to provide key community health literacy sessions. The information for these free virtual sessions will be posted here as soon as possible.

We’re here to help! Please email with any questions.

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"As a continuation of our COVID-19 support, we are proud to support the RIDE UNITED NC program to help with a successful vaccine rollout to underserved communities in all 100 North Carolina counties.” -- Stephen De May, Duke Energy’s North Carolina President.


"Providing transportation options for safe, efficient, and equitable access to vaccines is critical in curbing the spread of COVID-19 and reflects Duke University and Duke Health’s commitment to supporting the health and well-being of community members in the Triangle and across the state." -- Stelfanie Williams, Vice President for Durham and Community Affairs


“RIDE UNITED NC is literally the opportunity to work in partnership with our community to save lives. We’re honored and humbled for the opportunity to continue to rise up as we continue to respond and recover from this crisis.” Eric Guckian, President & CEO, United Way of the Greater Triangle

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