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Crowell & Moring Advises Alto Pharmacy in Partnership with Carbon Health to Provide First COVID-19 Home Test Kits

Kits Provide Guidance to More Patients and Lessen Strain on Overburdened Clinics

Washington – March 20, 2020: Crowell & Moring advised Alto Pharmacy in its partnership with Carbon Health, the technology-enabled healthcare provider, to provide the immediate release of the first home test kits for the COVID-19 pandemic now sweeping the nation.

Carbon Health announced today that it is shipping COVID-19 home test kits to patients who feel sick and who are recommended by providers to stay at home, but wish to be tested to limit potential exposure to vulnerable people around them. The tests are currently available to patients located in California. Carbon Health plans to offer them nationwide, pending state regulations, according to the company.

The move is part of Carbon Health’s effort to provide coronavirus solutions, including expanding testing availability to as many patients as possible. The home test kit is in addition to Carbon Health’s larger suite of coronavirus healthcare solutions, which includes its Coronavirus Assessment Tool, free virtual care and in-clinic testing, and underscores the company’s commitment to offering accessible and fully integrated healthcare.

The testing of the COVID-19 home test kit is validated and run in a CLIA-certified high complexity laboratory according to FDA and CDC guidance. “The home test kits should decrease the strain on overburdened clinics, as well as prevent non-infected people from exposing themselves to the virus by entering a clinic populated by affected patients,” the company said in a press release.

Carbon Health is partnering with Curative Inc. and Alto Pharmacy on this innovative offering. Curative Inc. has developed the test kit and is providing the laboratory testing. Alto Pharmacy is providing delivery fulfillment. Alto is supporting providers moving to virtual care and partnering with hospitals, health plans and telemedicine companies to ensure patients have access to the medication and information they need without having to leaving their homes

The Crowell & Moring team that advised Alto Pharmacy was led by corporate partner  Todd Rosenberg and included partner Stephanie Marcantonio and  senior counsel Barbara Ryland and counsel Brandon Ge.

About Alto Pharmacy

Founded in 2015, Alto is a patient-centric digital pharmacy that improves health outcomes and lowers costs. Alto provides free same-day delivery seven days a week for prescriptions, but more importantly, offers cost transparency, personalized in-app and phone support, and real-time coordination with doctors and insurance companies to get patients the care that they need. Alto is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Denver and currently delivers to the Bay Area and Southern California. Learn more at http://www.alto.com.

About Carbon Health

Carbon Health is the technology-enabled healthcare provider designed from the ground up to put patient-care first. By combining technology with modern clinics, it delivers a uniquely seamless experience from virtual care to in-person care to meet patients where they are. Through its end-to-end technology platform that dramatically improves clinical efficiency, Carbon Health has rebuilt care delivery to enable physicians to focus on care and spend more time with their patients. Patient experience is further enhanced through the Carbon Health mobile app where patients can easily see all of their health records, book appointments, make payments or conduct a video visit from anywhere. With a team of engineers, designers and expert physicians, Carbon Health removes the boundaries to high-quality, transparent and personal care and envisions making patient-centric, world-class care accessible and a reality for everyone. Carbon Health is headquartered in San Francisco with clinics across California. To access Carbon Health, download the app (iTunes or Google Play) or visit carbonhealth.com.

Contact(s):

Stephanie Marcantonio
Partner
+1.212.895.4305
Email: smarcantonio@crowell.com

Todd D. Rosenberg
Partner
+1.202.624.2689
Email: trosenberg@crowell.com

Barbara H. Ryland
Senior Counsel
+1.202.624.2970
Email: bryland@crowell.com

Brandon C. Ge
Counsel
+1.202.624.2531
Email: bge@crowell.com