What to Look for in a Medical Courier

Choosing a medical courier isn’t like choosing a bike messenger to carry your contracts and documents to your attorney. You can’t just choose someone out of a phone book or off Google. Because they’ll be entrusted to handle hazardous specimens, extremely private information and life-saving materials, you have to be extra diligent in choosing the right medical courier. You need to find a company you can absolutely trust to do the job right and be in compliance with all applicable safety and health-related regulations.

Are you in need of a medical courier for your business? Here are a few things to look for to ensure you get the best:

  • They have the proper training – First and foremost, you need to make sure the medical courier you choose has the proper training to handle the materials and specimens they will be shipping. They should be well-versed in OSHA, HIPAA, HAZMAT and blood-borne pathogen handling, as well as any industry-specific requirements you must meet.
  • They should be able to meet emergency needs – The medical industry never stops working, and neither should a medical courier. A great courier will offer delivery of documents and specimens within just a few hours, and they should have service 24-7. You never know when someone’s life might depend on it.
  • They should be experienced in proper specimen delivery – A good medical courier will know the temperatures at which to store hazardous and biological specimens, how they must be handled, how patient privacy must be maintained, and anything and everything in between.
  • They should deliver to all types of facilities – Medical delivery services aren’t just for hospital and doctors’ offices. A truly great medical courier will offer service to dentists, laboratories, nursing homes, hospices and much, much more.

Are you in need of a medical courier for your business? Dependable Express is trained, experienced and available 24-7 to handle your medical delivery needs. Call us today to learn more or to get started.