San Francisco California Medical Courier Service

San Francisco California Medical Courier Service

Professional, Same Day Time Critical Deliveries for Greater San Francisco/NorCal and Beyond Since 1983.

Service Area

Our core service market includes the Peninsula, east and west Bay and south to San Jose. This includes east to Stockton and Modesto; and north to Santa Rosa, Sacramento and the Central Valley. We also make long haul same day deliveries to all points in California and eastern Nevada.


We have a full fleet of late model vehicles ranging from sub compacts to box trucks with fully uniformed background checked drivers to deliver any sized items for the following service levels:

Our closest available driver is immediately dispatched to your pick up address and proceeds directly to your delivery destination without interruption or additional stops.
Your items for delivery are picked up and delivered within 2 hours or less
Your items for delivery are picked up and delivered within 4 hours or less. The cutoff time for Economy Service is 1pm.
Specialized STAT and Routed Medical Courier services using drivers trained in the handling of medical specimens following 49 CFR 171-180 guidelines with ambient, chilled and frozen transport conditions. Bar code tracking and chain of custody also available.

Customized Services

  • Scheduled pickups to meet your time critical needs
  • Flexible, scalable routing that fits your daily needs; optimized to reduce route time.
  • Dedicated drivers and Fleet replacement for short and long term needs.
  • Routed trucking for multiple stops; Same Day Rush Trucking also available
* Call for a no obligation review of a customized program to meet your exact needs:
888-888-0005 or tell us more at
US Courier and Delivery Service
1801 Old Bayshore Highway
Sacramento, CA 94240

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Customer Quote
"We had shipped our product to the wrong hospital! Lua was able to coordinate the pickup and delivery in an extremely timely matter and the babies in the NICU were fed on time."

Monica, Prolacta Bioscience

With our dedicated services, you will always have the same professional drivers in clearly marked late model vehicles reliably make your deliveries week after week, and year after year , as they are only assigned to your work and do not make deliveries for any other client. In this way they become familiar with and accustomed to your unique requirements, and establish a known and familiar presence with your personnel.

In addition, we don’t just drop of at the door, but we will also provide white glove inside deliveries as needed. Further, as noted below, our drivers are trained in medical requirements; and we offer a variety of technology and systems to address your concerns:

Your Concern
Our Solution
Making medical deliveries since 1983
Reduce vehicle, reduce payroll  and soft costs.
On Time Delivery >98%
ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Bar Code and GPS Tracking
Electronic Signature
Proof of Delivery(POD) Real Time POD With Electronic Signature Sent by RSS, Text Message or Auto eMail.
Sample Integrity and Viability
Annual driver training in handling of biological samples and maintaining ambient, refrigerated and frozen conditions.
Expertise and Exposure Risk
Certified annual driver training in Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Substances in Compliance With 49 CFR 171-180
Driver Presentation
Full Uniform With Photo ID Badge
Driver Background
Detailed background and criminal check. Annual TSA and FAA security check.
Privacy and Security
Drivers receive annual HIPAA Training
Scheduled and Routed, White Glove. Available 24/7/365.
Medical Courier San Francisco California from US Courier and Delivery Service, Specialists in 24/7 Same Day Courier Rush and Scheduled Delivery Messenger Service.

Medical Courier San Francisco California:

Couriers and Messengers

Couriers and Messengers careers in San Francisco

Job Overview Couriers and Messengers pick up and carry messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within a firm or to other businesses. They travel by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public transportation. Couriers who drive trucks are described in the Light Truck Drivers profile in this report. Most Couriers and Messengers deliver items within a limited geographic area, such as a city or metropolitan area. Often they will deliver items that the sender is unwilling to entrust to other means of delivery, such as important legal or financial documents, passports, airline tickets, or medical samples to be tested. Couriers and Messengers receive their instructions either in person—by reporting to an office—or by telephone, cell phone, two-way radio, fax, or e-mail. Then they pick up the item and carry it to its destination. After each pickup or delivery, Couriers and Messengers check in with their dispatcher to receive instructions. Sometimes the dispatcher will contact them while they are on the road and add or cancel deliveries as the need arises. Consequently, most Couriers and Messengers spend much of their time outdoors or in their vehicles. They usually maintain records of deliveries and often obtain signatures from the persons receiving the items.

Typical Tasks

➥ Walk, ride bicycles, drive vehicles, or use public transportation in order to reach destinations to deliver messages or materials.
➥ Load vehicles with listed goods, ensuring goods are loaded correctly and taking precautions with hazardous goods.
➥ Unload and sort items collected along delivery routes.
➥ Receive messages or materials to be delivered, and information on recipients, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, and delivery instructions, communicated via telephone, two- way radio, or in person.
➥ Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods.

Job Outlook and Wages Trends Training Where Do I Find the Job? Where Can the Job Lead? Other Sources

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58 Couriers and Messengers Couriers and Messengers
➥ Deliver messages and items, such as newspapers, documents, and packages, between establishment departments, and to other establishments and private homes.
➥ Sort items to be delivered according to the delivery route. Detailed descriptions of this occupation may be found in the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at Important Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
➥ Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
➥ Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
➥ Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
➥ Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
➥ Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
➥ Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
➥ Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. Work Environment Couriers and Messengers spend most of their time alone, making deliveries, and usually are not closely supervised. Those who deliver by bicycle must be physically fit and are exposed to all weather conditions, as well as to the many hazards associated with heavy traffic. Car, van, and truck Couriers must sometimes carry heavy loads, either manually or with the aid of a hand truck. They also deal with difficult parking situations, as well as traffic jams and road construction. The pressure of making as many deliveries as possible to increase one’s earnings can be stressful and may lead to unsafe driving or bicycling practices. The typical workweek is Monday through Friday; however, evening and weekend hours are common. Couriers and Messengers who work in hospitals, government, or for large corporations are sometimes represented by unions such as the Service Employees International Union. Others join groups such as the San Francisco Bike Messenger Association to work toward better working conditions.
59 Couriers and Messengers Couriers and Messengers Trends The need to replace Couriers and Messengers who leave for other kinds of jobs or retirement is expected to create over 4,000 job opportunities between 2004 and 2014. However, no new growth in the occupation is expected, largely due to the widespread use of electronic information- handling technologies such as e-mail and fax. Training/Requirements/Apprenticeships Most jobs as Couriers and Messengers do not require more than a high school diploma. Some employers require a valid California driver license, drug testing, and background checks. Generally, it takes less than 30 days of on-the-job training to learn the required tasks for this position. Recommended High School Course Work High school courses in language arts, general business, business mathematics, and computer technology are helpful. Where Do I Find the Job? Direct application to employers remains one of the most effective job search methods. Use the Search for Employers by Industry feature on the Career Center page at to locate employers in your area. Search under the following industry names to get a list of private firms and their addresses:
➥ Couriers
Medical Laboratories
➥ Diagnostic Imaging Centers
➥ Offices of Bank Holding Companies
➥ Freight Transportation Arrangement
➥ Offices of Lawyers
➥ General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
➥ Other Hospitals
➥ Local Messengers and Local Delivery
➥ Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals Standard Occupational Classification Estimated Number of Workers 2004 Estimated Number of Workers 2014 Average Annual Openings 2006 Wage Range (per hour) Couriers and Messengers 43-5021 18,400 16,800 420 $8.13 to $12.22 Wages do not reflect self-employment. Average annual openings include new jobs plus net replacements. Source:, Employment Projections by Occupation and OES Employment & Wages by Occupation, Labor Market Information Division, Employment Development Department. California’s Job Outlook and Wages The California Outlook and Wage table below represents the occupation across all industries. Approximately 7 percent of Couriers and Messengers working in California are self-employed.
60 Couriers and Messengers Couriers and Messengers Search these yellow page headings for listings of private firms:
➥ Delivery Service
➥ Hospitals
➥ Messenger Service Where Can the Job Lead? Couriers and Messengers, especially those who work for courier or messenger services, have limited advancement opportunities; a few move into the office to learn dispatching or to take service requests by phone. Other Sources California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs Messenger Courier Association of the Americas San Francisco Bike Messenger Association Related Occupations Postal Service Workers (See Logistics Profile) Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (See Logistics Profile) Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (See Logistics Profile) Cargo and Freight Agents (See Logistics Profile)
Medical Courier Services

Credit Cards accepted for medical courier and messenger services.

Leading companies and across the nation rely on us for the secure and timely handling of all their courier transportation needs. Our dispatch and customer service staff has over 90 years experience in the transportation business.

At US Courier and Delivery Service, we have made hundreds of thousands of medical deliveries since 1983. Our processes and systems are ISO Certified, and we meet all of the requirements for the handling and transport of infectious substances and
hazardous materials.

Each driver receives annual training on the handling and transportation of Blood and Biological Samples, as well as Pathogen Exposure. They’re equipped with Spill Kits and PPE, but in the more than 25 years that we’ve been making medical deliveries, we’ve never had to use a Spill Kit.

In addition, we’re HIPAA compliant, and fluent in JCAHO/Medicare and signature requirements for delivery of medication and supplies to residential patients.

So, whether you’ve got samples and specimens; or prescriptions and medications; or supplies and equipment; you owe it to yourself, your organization and your patients to take a look at US Courier and Delivery Service’s medical solutions:

Samples and Specimens


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US Courier and Delivery Service
1801 Old Bayshore Highway
Sacramento, CA 94240

Local Tel:
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Customer Quote
"We had shipped our product to the wrong hospital! Lua was able to coordinate the pickup and delivery in an extremely timely matter and the babies in the NICU were fed on time."

Monica, Prolacta Bioscience

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