DoorDash announced that it will begin facilitating same-day delivery of COVID-19 PCR test collection kits across the U.S. through partnerships with digital health companies Vault Health and Everlywell.
Consumers will now be able to access two COVID-19 home collection kits that received FDA Emergency Use Authorization via on-demand delivery from DoorDash’s DashMart locations across the nation.
The Vault Health powered COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit or Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit DTC 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.
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. With the addition of mail-in tests for COVID-19 at multiple DashMart locations, consumers are now able to get on-demand access to essential healthcare products.
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 powers direct delivery for any business. This last-mile fulfilment will allow thousands of patients on the Vault platform to get tested same-day and receive results all within a record time of 48 hours.
“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. “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.”
Same Day Delivery
DoorDash launched DashMart to provide a new type of convenience store to consumers offering both household essentials and local restaurant favorites to our customers’ doorsteps. With multiple locations open 24/7 across the country and growing, DashMart stores offer a new channel for local businesses to reach customers online, transforming how our merchant partners can sell their retail products.
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 an audio-video visit to confirm identity, ensure proper saliva sample collection and quantity for the most accurate results, and answer any outstanding COVID-19 questions.
The test can be completed by people of all ages, including children under 18 years old with adult supervision, who are either symptomatic or asymptomatic for a convenient and quick turnaround, with results in as little as 24 hours upon receipt at the partner lab. 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.
“Vault makes diagnostic testing easy, comfortable, and very fast across the U.S.,” said Jason Feldman, Vault founder and CEO. “Our partnership with DoorDash unlocks same-day access to our easy to collect saliva COVID test, allowing a patient to spit into a tube and receive their results in 24 hours to get them back to travel, work, school, and family time.”
The Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit DTC uses a gentle nasal swab and includes a prepaid shipping label for easy overnight shipping to a certified lab, after which results are available in as little as 24 hours. The 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.
“As many as 30 percent of people skip doctor’s appointments because they don’t have a reliable way of getting there,” said Dr. Marisa Cruz, head of clinical affairs at Everlywell and former senior medical adviser for medical health at the FDA. “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.”
These two new partnerships with Vault Health and Everlywell mark DoorDash’s continued expansion of offerings in the healthcare space, including partnerships with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy to offer over-the-counter medicine delivered on-demand in addition to a partnership with Sam’s Club to power the last-mile delivery of prescriptions through DoorDash Drive.