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...

HELPING HANDS DANIEL DAVIDSON, Driver My family has had a series of health struggles over the years that have made me understand what’s important when someone you love is sick. From my dad’s six way bypass in 2008 to my mother-in-law’s frequent hospital stays for pneumonia and various infections, I had become more familiar with the insides of hospitals than I ever thought I would. Then five years ago, I got sick too. For several weeks I had chest pains and shortness of...

  From the nurses and doctors who collect the samples from patients to the labs who receive them, consistency, communication, and integrity is key when you’re looking for a medical specimen courier. So how do you choose a medical courier service that’s going to go your last mile? Here’s what to look for. LOOK FOR COMPASSION With such precious cargo at stake, you want a medical specimen courier service that puts patient care above all else. Paying attention to customer reviews and testimonials...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column width="1/6" css=".vc_custom_1553862529725{margin-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id="road-to-health-menu"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] HELPING HANDS LACY ENGLEBURT, DRIVER I was finally leaving the hospital after a painful 3.5 hour outpatient surgery, and I was feeling sorry for myself. I have been through so many procedures, and my sister died of breast cancer. I wasn’t feeling hopeful about my chances to escape it either. My sister Elaine on the left, brother Will in the middle But when I opened the door to the hospital parking garage, I ran into Vic,...

My dad spent one night in the rehabilitation home and said, “If you don’t get me out of here, I’ll crawl out on my hands and knees.” He was a feisty man. And at 6’2”, 220 pounds when he was healthy, I never thought he’d die....

Then and Now—50 Years of Patient Care In 1969, Frank Reiff saw an opportunity with the invention of the SMAC machine—a machine that automated specimen testing for the medical industry. With one car and one route, he began a medical pick up and delivery service between clinics and hospitals to labs and called his business Medical Couriers. The business grew fast, and soon he had to hire more drivers to manage the load. Fifty years and a fleet of drivers...