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:...

Every medical courier service provider, including us, has attributes that set them apart from the rest of the medical delivery industry. We have found that while our culture of care and a country-wide network of trusted providers is imperative to our values, there are other factors that affect day to day medical delivery service even more. Here are eight things you should expect when you’re choosing a new medical courier service provider. 8 Things to Expect from Your Medical Courier Service 1 - Transparent...

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...

As major companies in California wait on the edge of their seats to see if AB 5’s counter legislation, Proposition 22, will pass, many healthcare services companies are blind to the financial impact and repercussions this legislation will have on their business.  In our latest blog, The Hidden Costs of AB 5 to Medical Transportation, we outline how medical companies are facing liabilities and massive cost increases due to AB 5 legislation. While Prop 22 was introduced in response to the...

  You may have heard of the effects of AB 5 to major companies but have you considered the liabilities and massive cost increases associated with your delivery vendors?  As the oldest employee-only medical courier in the market, we’ve weathered through every major up and downturn in the market and every regulation impacting the medical transportation industry.  We can give you our expert opinion about where the industry is headed. In this in-depth guide, we break down how the cost of benefits, service...

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...