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DoorDash, it, now a home test at your door next to your dinner or groceries, which could make testing more accessible to many. Through a collaboration with and According to a March 22 DoorDash blog post, DoorDash customers can get two virus home collection kits on demand.
So, how do you get aWe’ll tell you everything you need to know.
What you need to know about both COVID-19 test kits
Yes, there are actually two types of FDA-approved kits that you can have delivered to your home through DoorDash: one from Vault Health and one from Everlywell. Both kits include polymerase chain reaction tests – a molecular test that is considered one of the more accurate tests available.
Vault Health offers a saliva test kit for $ 119, while Everlywell offers a nasal swab for $ 109. Both companies promise to return test results within 24 to 48 hours. The kits may also qualify for reimbursement from health insurance. Read on to find out how.
The Vault Health kit is a “remotely monitored video collection of saliva samples with a Vault physician” that works for both symptomatic and asymptomatic tests. (Basically, you spit in a tube and mail it back.) The kit is eligible for same-day delivery through the DoorDash Marketplace app or through the Vault Health website.
Everlywell’s kit is a lower nasal swab and also works for symptomatic and asymptomatic testing. The kit is also eligible for same-day delivery through the DoorDash Marketplace app.
Both kits are currently available for delivery in 12 rural cities.
How to Order a PCR COVID Test on DoorDash
If you want to order a test for same day delivery through DoorDash, here’s how. Just a note, I don’t live in any of the launch cities so I used Baltimore, Maryland as my location for this article.
You can also order a kit directly from Everlywell or Vault’s websites, so you don’t have to use DoorDash, but it won’t be delivered the same day.
- Download DoorDash on iOS or Android and create an account (or go through the website in a browser).
- Make sure your location is turned on.
- Choose the Ease icon at the top of the screen.
- Choose the DashMart option.
- Type COVID in the DashMart search bar
- Choose the desired test, Everlywell or Vault Health, and also the amount. (Note: In some cities, both tests may not be readily available. For example, when I searched Baltimore, Everlywell was the only one available.)
- Click add to cart
- Click Checking out (If you have not created an account, you will be prompted to do so.)
Can I have a COVID-19 test delivered to where I live?
If you order through Vault Health or Everlywell, it doesn’t matter where you live. But if you order on-demand through DoorDash, the tests are available at 12 DashMart locations – DoorDash’s virtual grocery store – including Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix with plans to expand in the coming months. . You can have the Vault Health tests delivered the same day through the Vault Health website at 20 locations, including Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and San Diego.
How do I know if my insurance will cover my COVID test at home?
Vault Health and Everlywell do not network with all health insurance plans and providers, according to their websites. This means that they cannot file a claim for you or bill your insurance directly. However, both companies will provide a receipt stating the cost of your test, which you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. The receipt should arrive immediately after you receive your test results.
In addition, both Vault and Everlywell accept HSA and FSA funds to pay for your test.
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The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care practitioner if you have any questions about a medical condition or health goals.