COVID-19 tests, will be available to order from your smartphone!
DoorDash announced a partnership with Vault Health and Everlywell that will allow people to order coronavirus testing kits and get them delivered.
The Everlywell testing kit costs $109 and requires you to use a nasal swab, the Vault Health kit costs $119 and comes with the option to have a health worker guide you through taking a saliva sample over Zoom.
The testing kits will be available for same-day delivery through the DoorDash app in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. People in Las Vegas, Houston, and San Diego, will be able to order the tests from Vault Health's website.
DoorDash plans to expand the program to more cities in the coming months.
"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 Advisor for Digital 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".
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