UnitedHealth Group has leveraged its clinical knowledge, expertise and resources to help develop and advance innovations to fight COVID-19. Our teams have developed new types of testing modules and are actively working with partners to support the advancement of potential treatments and building of life-saving equipment.
Broad, rapid and accurate testing is essential to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. UnitedHealth Group has helped develop simple, scalable solutions to improve testing efficiency and flexibility, and protect health care workers.
Polyester and Saline Testing Materials
We led a study resulting in FDA approval for the use of alternative swab materials and commonly available saline for COVID-19 testing, providing more options for sample collection.
Self-Administered Swab Testing
We developed and tested a new FDA approved self-administered COVID-19 swab protocol that has led to meaningfully improved testing efficiency, safety and protection of health care workers, and reduced consumption of personal protection equipment.
COVID-19 vaccines are an important step in slowing the spread of the disease. Visit our FAQ for information on what to know about COVID-19 vaccines.