The CheckMate® App Allows for Private and Convenient At-Home Testing of STDs Aimed at Increasing the Testing Rates Nationwide Without the Need to Visit a Doctor’s Office or Make an Appointment
Consumers Can Download the CheckMate App for Free and Get Tested for as Little as $50 in Recognition of National HIV Testing Day
CheckMate Healthcare, the provider of the world’s first mobile STD testing, treatment, and results sharing app, today announced the official launch of the CheckMate® app, which allows consumers to get tested at home or at one of over 2,400 testing centers in the United States within minutes of ordering their prepaid STD test in the CheckMate app. For consumers that have a positive result, CheckMate provides immediate access to treatment with free and secure telemedicine included for the most common STDs. In recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, 2018, CheckMate Healthcare is offering consumers HIV testing for just $50 when they use the code, AWARE.
Current estimates by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate there are 20 million new STD cases in the United States each year – warning of a growing epidemic and need for innovative testing programs in impacted communities. The CheckMate platform offers two convenient testing options, CheckMate Home and CheckMate Lab. CheckMate Home offers users the privacy to self-test in the privacy of their own home and easily send their prepaid kit back to the lab to receive their test results in the app within 48 hours. The CheckMate Lab option allows users immediate access to thousands of quest diagnostics testing centers across the country without the need to visit a physician’s office or present any ID, providing further privacy and the ability to avoid unnecessary embarrassment and uncomfortable conversations. CheckMate users can share their results with current or potential sexual partners by text, email, or a link in their dating profile, creating an easier STD status dialogue and encouraging others to get tested by automatically sharing the app with their test results.
“We are very excited to announce the official launch of the CheckMate app as we look to help curb the current STD epidemic and change how people view getting tested, treated, and ultimately engage with others,” said Marc Schonberger, CheckMate’s CEO. “We have already had thousands of consumers download the CheckMate app during beta testing and are excited to partner with other leading stakeholders in the healthcare and online dating ecosystems to drive wider adoption and lead to greater education and prevention. We feel the CheckMate app has the potential to eliminate the stigma around STD status where people can now just ask ‘do you use CheckMate?’ helping to ease the conversation.”
To view the CheckMate app video please visit, https://vimeo.com/255575364.