Everlywell, Inc is a health and wellness company founded in the year 2015, by Julia Cheek. Having its headquarters in Austin, Texas, the company features ABC’s “Shark Tank.” The company provides at-home lab testing kits to those who ardently needs them and generate digital results within a few days, which is very important in this hour of crisis when Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on mankind all over the world. EverlyWell connects the customers to the lab partners and provides a series of validated lab tests ranging from thyroid testing, food sensitivity, STDs, and fertility testing.
EverlyWell makes lab testing easy and convenient with at-home collection and digital results in days
So far, it is already very clear to everyone that Covid 19 is a highly contagious disease and can spread from droplets coming out from an affected person when he coughs or sneezes. The initial days of the infection may go symptomless sometimes, but the symptoms begin showing their severity after two weeks or so, and then if the patient is above 60 years of age with underlying complications like hypertension or high blood sugar, then the deadly virus is hardly giving any time for diagnosis.
So many cases have been reported in the past few months that despite the patients been admitted in the hospitals just after being tested Covid-19 positive, could not be saved. Hospitals, doctors, and frontline healthcare providers are trying their best to save the lives of these thousands of Covid 19 infected patients, by risking their own lives. Finally, EverlyWell has come up with an indigenous solution of providing the initial test supply kits for the healthcare companies with frontline workers to get them the required resources that they need at this crucial point of time.
The kit consists of registration information meant for the physician’s review, instruction leaflet, sterilized tools to collect samples, pre-paid return shipping to ship your samples. The registration process is also very easy. All you need to do is sign in to the homepage of EverlyWell, and register your kit by specifying the nature of lab testing you are asking for. For registering, you need first to answer some basis questionnaire pertaining to your basic health, highlighted symptoms and risk factors, if any, for the coronavirus disease. After reviewing, the telemedicine doctors from PWNHealth, which is a national network of physicians, prescribe diagnostic tests if a person qualifies for testing, based on the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, because of the scarcity of the COVID-19 test kits, doctors are first ruling out other respiratory diseases like flu and ordering tests for only those people with severe Covid 19 symptoms or those who have been in close contact with other Covid 19 positive patients.
As soon as the telemedicine doctor prescribes an EverlyWell COVID-19 test, the company will start processing your lab testing kit, and it will reach you within 3 to 5 business days. Then you can go on collecting samples and ship them to Everlywell’s lab for doing the needful testing procedures.
You will get your test results delivered at your preferred address, or you can even get access to the digital reports from your mobile phones anytime within five business days after your samples reach the lab. Test results come from CLIA certified labs or Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments that regulate laboratory testing and are also reviewed by an independent physician; therefore, the results are outwardly authentic and reliable. Partnering with the top-rated CLIA certified labs ensures that the tests are performed at par with providing quality assurance testing.
First U.S. Company Has Announced an Upcoming Home COVID-19 Test
EverlyWell announced to begin selling their home test kit for Covid 19 from March 23rd. This is the first US company to take up this noble work that will undoubtedly contribute to combating the deadly virus to some extent. People will become more aware and will take up this test at the earliest, that can be done from their homes itself, without any extra effort of going out and risking their lives. Order can be placed online if anyone experiences Covid 19 symptoms, and the test kit will be dispatched at your doorstep.
Since its inception in 2015, EverlyWell has been serving various at-home testing kits for health issues ranging from cholesterol levels to fertility to testing food sensitivities, and now it has come up with the at-home COVID-19 test. The company has an initial supply of 30,000 COVID-19 test kits and is currently working with multiple laboratories to scale up the count to 250,000 tests on a weekly basis.
The test is now currently priced at $135, with no profit to EverlyWell, and is sponsored by the participating FSA and HAS providers. The company has already proposed the government officials if they can make the test completely free of cost so that more patients can have easy access to the lab test kits.