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DoorDash Delivering COVID-19 Test Kits

Third-party delivery company partners with digital health firms
DoorDash COVID-19 test kit
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SAN FRANCISCO DoorDash is delivering COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test collection kits through partnerships with Vault Health and Everlywell, two digital health companies. Consumers will now be able to access two COVID-19 home collection kits that received U.S. Food and Frug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization via on-demand delivery from DoorDash’s DashMart locations.

The Vault Health COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit or Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit will be available in 12 DashMart locations across the United States, including Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix, with more cities rolling out in the coming months.

The Vault Health COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit and Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit will be available for same-day delivery through the DoorDash marketplace app. In addition to the DoorDash marketplace app, the Vault Health COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit will be available for same-day delivery in 20 markets including Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego through Vault Health’s website powered by DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfillment platform that enables direct delivery for businesses.

“Amidst the pandemic, one of our priorities has been to make health and wellness essentials more accessible for customers, with the goal of helping businesses leverage our last-mile logistics infrastructure to provide more convenient and timely access to their health supplies,” said Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, director of new verticals at DoorDash.

DoorDash launched DashMart to offer both household products and local restaurant dishes to customers. Through DashMart, Vault Health and Everlywell are able to leverage DoorDash’s fulfillment centers and leading technology platform to provide on-demand access with average delivery in less than an hour to their diagnostic mail-in tests for the first time.

The Vault Health COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit is a supervised saliva collection PCR test for COVID-19 that is performed under the supervision of Vault staff through a audio-video visit to confirm identity, ensure proper saliva sample collection and quantity for the most accurate results and answer any COVID-19 questions. This test can be completed by people of all ages, including children under 18 years old with adult supervision, who are either symptomatic or asymptomatic, with results in as little as 24 hours upon receipt at the partner lab, the company said.

The test kit includes a prepaid overnight shipping envelope to be delivered to Vault’s partner laboratories in New Jersey and Minnesota. The Vault test is available on DoorDash for $119 and may be eligible for reimbursement with healthcare insurance.

The Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit uses a nasal swab and includes a prepaid shipping label for overnight shipping to a certified lab, after which results are available in as little as 24 hours, the company said. This mail-in PCR test is FDA-authorized for asymptomatic and symptomatic testing without a doctor’s prescription and is available for same-day delivery on the DoorDash app for $109, includes a free telehealth consult with a doctor for anyone who needs it, and may be eligible for reimbursement with healthcare insurance.

San Francisco-based DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash offers on-demand delivery from door to door.

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