Tackle Cold and Flu Season with DoorDash and New HSA and FSA Payments

Today, DoorDash is making it even easier for consumers to maximize HSA and FSA benefits by enabling them to use their HSA or FSA debit card to pay for eligible items at select merchants on our marketplace.

DoorDash Health

It’s that time of year again, when temperatures start dropping, holiday travel picks up, and cold and flu season sets in – often at the most inconvenient times. When you’re sick and feeling under the weather, the last thing you want to do is leave the house to get the medication, tissues, and other sick-day items you need. The good news? With DoorDash, you can get everything you need to relieve your cold and flu symptoms all from the comfort of home, delivered in as little as 30 minutes.*

From over-the-counter (OTC) cold & flu medicine, to seasonal allergy medicine, to lozenges, vitamins, tissues, and more, consumers can shop on DoorDash for a wide variety of trusted health, convenience, and general wellness items from thousands of convenience and grocery merchants. To shop for sick day essentials on DoorDash, consumers can simply tap the dedicated Health icon on their homepage or in the Browse tab of the app to find everything they need.

To help tackle cold and flu season, DoorDash is offering customers 30% off eligible health orders of $25 or more (up to $12) at select stores with code HEALTHY30, now through November 24.** Plus, consumers with a DashPass membership can save even more on their health items with $0 delivery fee on eligible orders.*** And for those with HSA and FSA funds, you can now use them to pay for eligible items at select merchants directly on DoorDash.

Introducing HSA and FSA Payments on DoorDash

Millions of U.S. consumers leverage tax-advantaged savings accounts including Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to pay for health-related expenses throughout the year. With the “use-it-or-lose-it” FSA funds typically set to expire at the end of the year, many consumers will soon be thinking about how to maximize their pre-tax benefits.

Today, DoorDash is making it even easier for consumers to maximize HSA and FSA benefits by enabling them to use their HSA or FSA debit card to pay for eligible items at select merchants on our marketplace. Consumers can use their HSA and FSA funds to pay for over 30,000 HSA/FSA eligible products on DoorDash including select over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, COVID-19 test kits, first aid supplies, menstrual products, sunscreen, home diagnostics devices, pregnancy and fertility tests, and much more.**** To shop for qualifying items, consumers can start by looking for the “HSA/FSA Eligible” label under individual products on select merchants’ store pages.

“With the launch of HSA and FSA payments on DoorDash, consumers can now get the essential health and wellness items they need, when they need them, and in a way that makes financial sense for them,” said Fuad Hannon, VP of New Verticals at DoorDash. “As part of our mission to empower local economies, we're always working to broaden access for consumers in ways that break down barriers. From over-the-counter medication and home healthcare equipment to COVID-19 test kits and family planning items, HSA and FSA payments allow consumers to conveniently and affordably shop for the products they need from the merchants they trust.”

How Does It Work

  • To get started, consumers can go to the Account tab of their DoorDash account and access the Payment Methods section. From there, select “HSA/FSA’ under “Add payment method,” then input the HSA or FSA debit card details to save it as a payment method.

  • From there, consumers can shop for HSA/FSA eligible items across DoorDash by looking for items marked as “HSA/FSA Eligible” on store pages at select merchants.

  • When ready to checkout, consumers will see the option to use their HSA or FSA debit card and will need to select “Use card,” otherwise their default payment method will be used for the full total. Learn more here.

Consumers can order HSA and FSA eligible items on DoorDash from the following merchants:

  • Albertsons

  • Bartell Drugs

  • CVS

  • DashMart

  • DGX

  • Dollar General

  • Duane Reade

  • Hy-Vee

  • Meijer

  • Rite Aid

  • Safeway

  • Walgreens

  • Winn-Dixie

  • Vons

  • 7-Eleven

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*Prices may vary

Trending Cold and Flu Season Essentials

With the cold and flu season upon us, DoorDash rounded up some of the top order data from this time last year to see what OTC and other health items consumers were stocking their medicine cabinets with when the inevitable sick day struck. From “need-it-now” OTC medicine to COVID-19 test kits, cough drops, and more, check out the full data findings below:

Top ordered OTC items on DoorDash (November 1-December 31, 2022)

  • Cough suppressant topical analgesic ointment

  • Nighttime honey lemon multi-symptom cold relief packets

  • Honey lemon cough drops

  • Acetaminophen

  • Severe cold & flu day and night combo caplets

  • Ibuprofen

  • Digestive relief liquid

  • Antacid tablets

  • Allergy liqui-gels antihistamine capsules

  • Shower reliever effervescent vapor tablets

Top ordered non-OTC health and convenience items on DoorDash (November 1-December 31, 2022)

  • Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test

  • Menstrual pads

  • Pregnancy test

  • Toothbrush

  • Digital thermometer

  • Aromatherapy vapors shower tablet

  • Children’s fever relief soft gel sheets

  • Fluoride anticavity toothpaste mint

  • Antiseptic mouthwash

  • Strawberry lemonade electrolyte solution

*Based on average delivery time for Convenience merchants. Delivery times may vary and are not guaranteed.

**Available at Drugstores and Convenience, Grocery and DashMart stores. Offer valid through 11/24/2023. Valid only on orders with a minimum subtotal of $25, excluding fees and taxes. The maximum value of discount from using the promo code is up to $12 dollars. Discount applies to subtotal only; does not apply to fees, taxes, and gratuity. Not valid for pickup. Limit one per person. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Fees, taxes, and gratuity still apply. All deliveries subject to availability. Must have or create a valid DoorDash account with a valid form of accepted payment on file. No cash value. Non-transferable. Use code HEALTHY30 at checkout. See full terms and conditions at

***DashPass benefits apply only to eligible orders from DashPass merchants that meet the minimum subtotal requirement. Subtotal minimums will be identified on DoorDash for each eligible DashPass merchant. Other fees (including service fee), taxes, and gratuity still apply. After signing up for DashPass, you will be charged the then-current renewal price (plus applicable taxes) automatically on a recurring basis until you cancel. DashPass terms (including how to cancel)

****Eligibility can vary based on each HSA or FSA plan’s policies and we cannot not guarantee that all items tagged on DoorDash will be approved by each individual plan. Consumers should contact their plan administrator to confirm that items designated as HSA/FSA eligible on DoorDash qualify as eligible health items under their plan.