Mar 22, 2021 - Economy

DoorDash to provide on-demand delivery of at-home COVID test collection kits

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A smartphone screen with the DoorDash logo. Photo: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

DoorDash has launched a new initiative to provide same-day on-demand delivery of FDA authorized COVID-19 test collection kits, it announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The initiative could go a long way in helping make at-home COVID-19 testing more accessible, as many Americans prepare to reenter workplaces and schools.

Details: DoorDash has partnered with digital health companies Vault Health and Everlywell for the initiative.

  • Vault Health's 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.," DoorDash's convenience store service.
  • These locations include Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, and Phoenix, and there are plans to expand to other cities later in the year.
  • Another of the company's platforms, DoorDash Drive, will power same-day delivery of Vault Health's COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit in 20 locations through the Vault Health website, allowing "thousands of patients on the Vault platform to get tested same-day and receive results all within a record time of 48 hours."
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