As the population is living longer, one of the most important services is delivery – specifically the delivery of medicine and medical supplies. Pharmaceutical deliveries can include things such as prescriptions, medical supplies, or over-the-counter medicines to and from pharmacies, hospitals, hospices, or even to residential homes. In this blog, we’re going to talk about how pharmaceutical deliveries work.
Types of Pharmaceutical Deliveries
Home delivery is when a pharmacy delivers medications to a patient’s home. Typically, the patient or the patient’s doctor contacts the pharmacy with their prescription order and the pharmacy then uses a courier service to have the medication delivered to a residence or hospice.
Hospital delivery is the second pharmaceutical delivery type. When hospitals send pharmaceuticals to other healthcare facilities such as pharmacies or clinics, they are often done by a courier service.
The Cost of Pharmaceutical Deliveries
The cost of pharmaceutical deliveries, much like other deliveries, varies depending on the distance between the sender and receiver and how quickly the delivery is needed.
Distance is straightforward. What changes the cost is how quickly the delivery is needed. The most common are:
- After Hours
Select Delivery Systems does same day Calgary delivery services in the following time frames:
- 4 hours
- 2 hours
- 1 hour
- Door-to-door service
Security of Pharmaceutical Deliveries
Who is picking up your medicine and how do you know they are trustworthy? Most delivery companies in Alberta require drivers to be thoroughly screened and have a criminal record check done to be able to operate as a courier. If pharmaceuticals are involved, signatures are usually mandatory with pick up and drop off to ensure pharmaceuticals are being delivered with absolute security.
Select Delivery Systems
In a world where people depend on pharmaceutical deliveries, it’s important to find a courier company that you or your business can trust to perform deliveries. Contact us today to see if we’re a good fit for you.