Medical Couriers Leads The Way for COVID-19 Specimen Delivery in California

For one large hospital group in California, safely transporting 20,000 COVID-19 specimens over a 350-mile radius in a single day seemed impossible.

Hospitals and labs are facing the challenge to accommodate the influx of COVID-19 specimens, requiring them to massively increase their testing capabilities and turnaround times.

The large hospital group was turned away by major transport carriers when approached for help. No carrier was up to a challenge that complex on such a tight timeline. The group’s fate changed when they discovered Medical Couriers.

Medical Couriers is a medical-only logistics company with over 50 years of experience providing patient-centric medical specimen, equipment, and pharmaceutical transport to labs, pharmacies, hospitals, and medical clinics that need service in the Western Region of the U.S.

Medical Couriers worked with the hospital group to build a customized and dedicated pickup solution that allowed medical facilities to aggregate all their specimens for an entire day and have them delivered to a central facility within 12 hours.

Taking on a project this size would normally take the average carrier six months to roll out.

Medical Couriers executed a cold chain delivery solution as well as trained their HIPAA-certified drivers in biohazard cold chain delivery all within three weeks.

Medical Couriers Chairman, Issac Roth, shares how they were able to make it happen.

“Many couriers don’t have the flexibility to accommodate the nuances required for these programs. Our dense footprint in California plus our years of expertise delivering highly sensitive medical specimens, makes it possible to execute solutions quickly and efficiently.”

With their help, the hospital group conducted more tests and reduced turnaround times for thousands of patients.

What many carriers saw as a challenge, Medical Couriers saw as an opportunity to do their part in flattening the curve.

“The more we test, the more we know, the more we flatten the curve. Our part is helping to accelerate testing so it’s faster and more efficient. We’re proud to play a role in creating a healthier future.” Roth said.

About Medical Couriers

Medical Couriers is a third-generation company with over 50 years of experience in medical specimen transport nationwide. Their highly-trained team of professionals stops at nothing to ensure customers’ specimens are delivered on time and without error.