While the news seems to be full of stories of small businesses going under, if you look closely, you will also see new small businesses emerging in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Some are stepping into voids in the marketplace, while others are taking advantage of the “new normal” that the pandemic is seemingly creating.
One new business that was recently founded was VE Medical Courier Service in San Diego. As the name implies, it is a company that transports medical specimens, such as urine, to local laboratories for testing. The company picks up specimens from medical offices, as well as from San Diego area homes and businesses.
VE Medical Courier Service is a sister company to VeniExpress, a mobile phlebotomy company headquartered in San Diego.
Myrna Steinbaum, owner of both VeniExpress and VE Medical Courier Service had this to say about her newest company, “We are so pleased with how things are going with our new medical courier service! Our years of operating a mobile phlebotomy company in San Diego have taught us a lot about how to successfully run this type of business. Our customer list is growing every day.”
Steinbaum continued, “As the coronavirus continues to be a presence in San Diego, many people are still reluctant to go to hospitals, doctor’s offices, and patient service centers for routine visits. Our medical courier service allows them to stay safely at home, but still have their necessary tests done. We anticipate that even after the threat of the coronavirus has passed, people will still take advantage of our services because of the convenience they provide.”
For patients needing regular service, the medical courier service can set up a schedule, where they come at the same time every week or once a month to pick up specimens. In addition, since the company is closely tied to a mobile phlebotomy company, patients can make arrangements to have a specimen picked up and have their blood drawn at the same time.
The service is useful for a variety of patients. As mentioned previously, it is a perfect solution for those not wanting to go to medical facilities right now, but it’s also great for homebound patients, busy professionals, and parents with children at home who find it difficult to make it to appointments outside of the home.
VE Medical Courier Service makes it easy to schedule a specimen pickup—you can schedule service right from their website. They’ll even send you supplies, such as a urine cup, if needed. The company is following all recommended health and safety guidelines.
For the time being, VE Medical Courier Service is only operating in the San Diego area, but has plans to expand into other parts of Southern California, as well as Arizona, in the near future.