Retailers of all sizes are invited to join eTrueNorth and the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program that enables Americans to pick up free COVID-19 Home Self-Collection Kit Laboratory Based PCR Test at retail stores. When participating in eTrueNorth’s turnkey COVID-19 specimen collection and testing program, retailers will be able to offer free COVID-19 testing in their local communities and receive reimbursement.
iNeedaCOVID19Test.com Home Self-Collection Kit Laboratory Based PCR Test Program
A new COVID-19 testing model allows non-pharmacy retail locations to offer COVID-19 testing. Retailers will be provided a no-cost supply of EUA-approved test kits for distribution, and consumers will schedule a date and time to pick up the free COVID-19 Home Self-Collection Kit Laboratory Based PCR Test.
eTrueNorth provides the technology infrastructure needed for consumers to register, schedule an appointment, and receive their test results. There is no tracking or upkeep by retailers. Participants receive test results online in their secure account. Further, results are reported as required to the State Department of Health. All the retailer needs to do is distribute the specimen collection kits and package samples for shipment to the laboratory. eTrueNorth will then provides seamless reimbursement to the retailer.
New COVID-19 Testing Model Designed for Retailers
COVID-19 testing will not take over your daily operations. Participating retailers set their own schedule for when to accept appointments and can limit the number of test kits they will distribute each day.
Consumers schedule a date and time to pick up a free COVID-19 Home Self-Collection Kit Laboratory Based PCR Test, exit the store to perform a self-collection (nasal swab or saliva sample), and return the kit to the same store it was picked up. Each day, the retailer will package the test kits for pickup by a FedEx or UPS courier. The test kits are then shipped to certified laboratories for PCR analysis. This new model removes the traditional “observation by a pharmacist or clinician” model for specimen collection.
Following detailed instructions in the test kit, consumers will collect their nasal or saliva specimen themselves. All the retailer is doing is distributing the free test kits and helping facilitate the shipment of the specimens to the laboratory.
HOW TO JOIN:
eTrueNorth has committed to making the retailer’s registration process as easy as possible. Once retailers have expressed interest in helping expand COVID-19 testing to their local community, eTrueNorth provides a contract, reimbursement set-up and instructions on how to begin offering testing. The retailer’s sole role is distributing the free test kits and helping facilitate the shipment of the specimens to the laboratory. Reimbursement occurs monthly.
For retailers wishing to learn more, please email onboarding@eTrueNorth.com.
This COVID-19 testing is performed under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.