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12/21/2020

Walgreens facilitates at-home COVID-19 testing

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Users of the Walgreens digital health platform can request COVID-19 test kits.

Walgreens is now making the Pixel by Labcorp at-home COVID-19 collection kit available via its Walgreens Find Care digital health platform, on its e-commerce site or mobile app. Walgreens also offers COVID-19 testing in more than 1,100 drive-thru locations across the country.

Using Walgreens Find Care, customers can connect to the Pixel by Labcorp website to request the test after completing a short COVID-19 survey to determine eligibility. The kit will be shipped via FedEx Express overnight delivery to the customer’s home, where they can self-administer the test collection using a short nasal swab and send their sample back to Labcorp. 

Once processed by Labcorp, customer can obtain the test results via the Pixel by Labcorp site. If a COVID-19 test is positive, a healthcare staff member will contact individuals directly by phone or mail to discuss next steps. Pixel by Labcorp has contracted with a physician network to provide independent physician services for testing. Labcorp’s COVID-19 PCR test has not been FDA cleared or approved and has been authorized by the FDA under an emergency use authorization only.

“The expanded collaboration between Labcorp and Walgreens reflects both companies' shared objective to provide health services that help our communities,” said Giovanni Monti, senior VPof healthcare services, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “We are committed to working together to make it even easier for our customers to get safe access to COVID-19 testing.”

“Labcorp and Walgreens share a common goal of helping customers find easy and safe ways to get COVID-19 test results and make informed health decisions,” said Amy Summy, executive VP and chief marketing officer, Labcorp. “We’re excited to expand our collaboration and make our popular and easy-to-use Pixel by Labcorp At-Home COVID-19 Collection Kit available to even more customers.”

Walgreens operates more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.