Kroger Health Launches Employer-Oriented COVID-19 Testing System | 2020-08-14

CINCINNATI – Kroger Health, the health division of The Kroger Co., has launched COVIDCare Plus, an employer-centric health and wellness solution designed to help American businesses get back up and running.

The testing program focuses on Kroger Health’s FDA Authorized COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which combines self-collection testing with virtual monitoring by a licensed physician to improve the patient experience.

“We know testing continues to be an important pillar in the fight against COVID-19,” said Colleen Lindholz, President of Kroger Health. “Still, our country faces constant challenges to keep up with demand. At Kroger Health, we are grateful to be part of the solution by providing employers with COVID-19 tests that have a short turnaround time. This is paramount to keeping American businesses open and helping people at work. ”

Tests can be performed at home through Kroger Health’s strategic partnership with the CLIA-certified gravity diagnostic laboratory. Results are delivered within 24 to 48 hours. Sampling is done via nasal swabs in the middle of the turbine – the same process that Kroger Health did at its COVID-19 drive-through inspection stations.

In addition to COVID-19 testing and management services, COVIDCare Plus provides employers and their teams with access to advanced clinical services such as vaccinations, telehealth and telenutrition. These services are focused on driving actionable behavior changes that will help combat the larger chronic disease crisis that affects nearly half of Americans.

“We are solving the pandemic while we prepare for the epidemic,” said Lindholz. “COVID-19 is our clear focus in the short term and we have a strong plan to advance our country’s recovery efforts. However, we know that more than ever, a focus on health and wellness must become a permanent way of life for all of us. That’s why we’re committed to delivering the services to companies that we know their employees and stakeholders need to stay healthy. “

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