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03/22/2021

DoorDash delivers COVID-19 tests on-demand

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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DoorDash is partnering with two digital health companies to ship COVID-19 at-home collection kits via its DashMart locations.

The on-demand delivery platform is teaming up with Vault Health and Everlywell to begin facilitating same-day delivery of COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test collection kits across the U.S. Consumers now have access to two COVID-19 home collection kits that received FDA emergency use authorization via on-demand delivery from DoorDash's DashMart online convenience storefronts across the nation.

Opened in August 2020, DashMart offers both household essentials and local restaurant products for on-demand delivery. DashMart stores are owned, operated, and curated by DoorDash, which partners with national and local convenience, grocery and foodservice retailers.

The Vault Health and Everlywell COVID-19 test kits are available for same-day delivery through the DoorDash marketplace app 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. 

These two new partnerships with Vault Health and Everlywell mark DoorDash's continued expansion of offerings in the healthcare space. Other examples include partnering with Walgreens to offer over-the-counter medicine delivered on-demand, in addition to collaborating with Sam's Club to power the last-mile delivery of prescriptions through DoorDash Drive.

In addition to the DoorDash marketplace app, the Vault Health COVID-19 Saliva Test Kit will be available for same-day delivery in 20 U.S. markets through Vault Health's website, powered by the DoorDash Drive white-label fulfillment platform.

"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."