Get a COVID-19 Test Kit Delivered to Your Home On-Demand, Thanks to DoorDash

Close up of person logging into the DoorDash dasher app to begin delivering.
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In a sign of the times, DoorDash announced Monday that it will start delivering COVID testing kits.

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The company said it had partnered with digital health companies Vault Health and Everlywell to deliver two COVID-19 home collection kits that received Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization via on-demand delivery.

“Amidst the pandemic, one of our priorities has been to make health and wellness essentials more accessible for customers,” said Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, director of New Verticals at DoorDash, in a blog post on the company’s website. “We’re proud to partner with Vault Health and Everlywell to provide FDA Authorized COVID-19 PCR test collection kits on-demand to customers through our marketplace for the first time, offering the speed and reliability Americans need in these circumstances.”

The Vault Health COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit and Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit DTC will be available for same-day delivery through the DoorDash marketplace app, the company said in a statement.

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In addition, both kits will be available in 12 DashMart locations across the U.S. including Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix, with more cities rolling out in the coming months.

Vault Health’s test kit sells for $119, while Everlywell’s test kit sells for $109, and both may be eligible for reimbursement with healthcare insurance, the company said in the blog post.

“As many as 30% of people skip doctor’s appointments because they don’t have a reliable way of getting there,” Dr. Marisa Cruz, head of Clinical Affairs at Everlywell and former senior medical advisor for Digital Health at the FDA, said in the blog post. “The fact that you can now get a kit delivered to your door in hours, quickly collect a sample and drop your kit in the mail, and then receive an accurate COVID-19 diagnosis and speak to a physician about next steps in as little as 24 hours later is a significant step forward for public health”.

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About the Author

Yaël Bizouati-Kennedy is a former full-time financial journalist and has written for several publications, including Dow Jones, The Financial Times Group, Bloomberg and Business Insider. She also worked as a vice president/senior content writer for major NYC-based financial companies, including New York Life and MSCI. Yaël is now freelancing and most recently, she co-authored  the book “Blockchain for Medical Research: Accelerating Trust in Healthcare,” with Dr. Sean Manion. (CRC Press, April 2020) She holds two master’s degrees, including one in Journalism from New York University and one in Russian Studies from Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France.

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