VeniExpress is pleased to announce the launch of VE Medical Courier Service, a sister company to VeniExpress that will provide medical courier services throughout San Diego County.
As a mobile phlebotomy company, we have extensive experience in the safe transportation of blood samples to laboratories for testing. We have realized, however, that there is a need in the San Diego area for a service to transport other types of specimens to labs, such as urine samples. For that reason, we have launched VE Medical Courier Service in San Diego County.
The dedicated medical couriers at VE Medical Courier Service will come to your home or office, pick up your specimen and deliver it quickly and safely to the lab of your choice for testing. The whole process is simple, safe, and convenient!
Why Use a San Diego Medical Courier Service?
Medical courier services are a great option for a variety of patients and situations.
Homebound patients are the obvious beneficiaries of this type of service. They can have their specimens picked up from their homes and taken directly to the lab for testing. Their family member or caregiver doesn’t have to take time out of their day or leave their loved one or patient alone in order to drop off their specimen at the lab. They simply schedule a specimen pickup when it’s most convenient.
A medical courier service is also great for people who want to avoid crowded waiting rooms at doctor’s offices and patient service centers. With the COVID-19 outbreak, many people are nervous about leaving their homes and going to crowded places unless they absolutely have to. By going to a patient service center or doctor’s office to give a urine sample, they could be exposing themselves to people who have COVID-19 or other illnesses. While medical facilities are doing everything they can to keep their patients safe, it’s still safer to stay in your own home and have someone come to you for specimen pickup. In addition, a lot of non-emergency doctor visits are now being conducted online, so it makes sense to also have your specimens collected from your home.
In addition, medical courier services are for people who are just busy. They don’t want to spend their valuable time waiting in line at a lab or in the waiting room of their doctor’s office just to give a routine urine sample. By having a medical courier come to them, busy professionals don’t have to leave their offices to drop off a specimen, and busy parents with young children at home don’t have to take their kids with them to a doctor’s office or patient service center and keep them busy while they wait to be seen.
A medical courier service is a great service for anyone who needs a safe, convenient way to provide specimens to a lab.
Why Use VE Medical Courier Service?
There are other medical courier services in San Diego, but many of them focus on bulk pickups from doctors’ offices. They won’t go to a private residence or office to pick up a single specimen. At VE Medical Courier Service, our focus is on individual patients. We are happy to come directly to your home or place of work for a single specimen pickup at any time.
If you have a need for regular specimen pickups, we can set up a schedule, so we come to you at the same time every week or every month, depending on your situation.
Another great reason to use VE Medical Courier Service is because we offer both medical courier services and mobile phlebotomy services. This means we can arrange for a phlebotomist to do a blood draw at the same time as your specimen pickup. A company that only offers courier services wouldn’t be able to do this.
How Does a Medical Courier Service Work?
When you need to have a specimen picked up and delivered to a lab, you simply put in a request for service on our website. We’ll then call your doctor for the lab order, if necessary. Once we have the lab order, we’ll contact you to schedule the pickup. If you need supplies, such as a cup for urine collection, let us know when we contact you, and we can mail you the needed supplies prior to your pickup time. We’ll show up at the scheduled time to pick up your specimen and deliver it to the lab of your choice. Your doctor will contact you with the test results.
You will likely have to pay a fee for the courier service, since this type of service isn’t covered by most insurance plans.
For now, VE Medical Courier Service is operating only in San Diego County, but we have plans to expand into other parts of Southern California and Arizona in the near future.
If you have questions about our medical courier service, contact us here. If you’re ready to schedule a specimen pickup in San Diego, fill out our short service request form, selecting “Specimen Pickup” under “Service Type.”