In early August, 2021 the California Department of Public Health released a statement requiring all healthcare workers to be vaccinated from Covid-19 by September 30, 2021. They defined “worker” as “all paid and unpaid individuals who work in indoor settings where (1) care is provided to patients, or (2) patients have access for any purpose. This includes workers serving in health care or other health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or SARS-CoV-2 airborne...

After a year and half of lockdowns, losses, masks, and tests, things feel like they’re starting to even out. Everything from office space to restaurants are opening again. Festivals are live and kickin’ and international travel is back on the table. And for this, of course, we say thank you to the various vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Oxford/AstraZeneca. And moreso, we’re grateful for the standardized science that has allowed the vaccine to be developed so rapidly. Now for the challenge:...

Medical Courier work is differentiated from other last-mile courier efforts due to: The nuances of effectively handling specimens, medications, samples, medical equipment and more (biohazard, cold chain, special handling etc.) The training and certification required of Management and Drivers The urgency and sensitivity that is required with every delivery The variability and dynamics of the ever changing healthcare landscape Over the past 50 years, Medical Couriers Inc. has built a reputation for effectively navigating the challenges above.  Our emphasis on...

Medical and Rx delivery requires a higher level of service than most other types of final mile delivery. It demands a heightened sense of urgency. Minutes in our world can literally mean the difference between life or death in someone else’s. We need to move quickly and without error, while we focus on protecting sensitive patient health information. We need to hold the keen understanding that every package, specimen, and medicine delivery represents an active and unfolding story of someone’s life. As...

We always take the safety of our drivers, staff, customers, and the public very seriously, but this year our commitment to medical courier safety is stronger than ever. We have decided to approach safety with a renewed vigor. This is fueled by the recent challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus and empowered by the application of new technology and learning tools! We have decided to approach our enhancements in three phases. The Three Phases of Medical Courier Safety Updates Phase One: Education Our initial focus...

Time matters when you’re awaiting COVID-19 lab results. Slow test specimen delivery can leave patients wondering if they're positive for several extra days, if not weeks. This is especially true as continued lockdowns and strict rules have bogged down the UPS and FedEx delivery routes. Over the winter season, weather delays caused the loss of some specimens by these delivery services, which led to some patients having to retake their tests. No medical courier service in California was willing to build a...

On September 10th, California Assembly Bill 5, otherwise known as AB5, was approved by the state senate and signed into law. Coming into effect January 1st, 2020. AB5 may result in a handful of companies that hire independent contractors to reclassify these as employees.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="blog-subtitle"] Leave AB5 and all your worries behind and relax with us, we’ve got it handled. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you’re with us at Medical Couriers you needn’t worry at all! Likewise, if you are at all impacted directly as a consequence of AB5 and are in need...

Medical specimen couriers are an integral behind-the-scenes part of the healthcare industry. Labs, clinics, and hospitals rely on them everyday to pick up and deliver blood, tissue, and other medical specimens so appropriate patient care protocols can be determined. They’re not just moving boxes from point A to point B, they’re providing a service that affects lives. So how does a halt in service affect your healthcare business?[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="blog-subtitle"] It's a Triage Situation [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Labs, clinics, and hospitals can’t go a day without...

HELPING PATIENTS JUST LIKE ME Sal Ram, Driver “Don’t leave the hospital without having something done,” the doctor at UC Davis said. “You’re at 95% blocked, and the medication may not work.” Knowing that an ambulance would take 40 minutes to get to the hospital from my house, I realized I wouldn’t make the trip if something happened. I was thinking about my family: what’s going to happen to my wife and kids (18 and 14) if anything happened to me? I...

Medical specimen transport today relies on high tech tools that make all the difference in patient care. Cloud-enabled trackers, proprietary software platforms, and tech-enabled customer support are some of the ways medical courier companies support lab, clinic, and hospital clients. When choosing a medical specimen transport company, here’s what tech to look for so you know you’re providing the best patient care.   A 360º Cloud-Enabled View Opt for a medical specimen transport company that provides the exact location of your specimen and...