Chicago, IL Medical Courier Service

Associated Couriers has been a trusted Chicago health care courier since 1977. With roots in the radiopharmaceutical industry, our highly trained couriers have perfected timely and safe deliveries of hazardous materials, medical supplies, specimens, and more through our dedicated daily routes and Next Flight Out services. Whether you’re shipping within the Windy City, or, across the country, you can count on Associated Couriers for the reliable medical logistics and courier services you need.

Our Chicago Medical Courier Service Area

With Associated Couriers' 150-mile delivery radius, we can provide dedicated daily route services from Michigan Avenue to the State of Michigan. Our service area covers all the Chicago suburbs, and can be expanded to places like Fort Wayne, IN, Madison, WI, Appleton, WI, Marquette, MI, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our TSA-certified couriers are in and out of O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport daily, ready to collect or send out your shipment.

Chicago Medical Courier Services

With a wide array of services, it’s no surprise Associated Couriers has become the leading medical courier company in Chicago and surrounding areas. From radiopharmaceutical transportation to dedicated delivery routes, we can help provide the proper solution for your medical specimen shipments.

Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most reliable logistics plan, for any need that may arise. Learn more below about how our Chicago couriers can do just that.


Hazardous Material Shipping

Associated Couriers is one of the only medical courier services in Chicago, and the country, to be granted the US DOT SP-8308 to allow ground transport of your radiopharmaceutical materials. With our attention to detail and highly trained couriers, you can be assured your Hazmat logistics needs are in the hands of experts. Associated Couriers complies with all regulations of the Department of Transportation to safely handle specimens from pick up through delivery. Read more about our certifications, procedures, and accepted hazardous material. 

Clinical Trial Materials

Whether it’s a blood, urine, or tissue sample from a clinical trial conducted at a research hospital such as Northwestern, University of Chicago, or the University of Illinois in Champaign, Associated Couriers will be ready to transport the specimen safely and securely in our climate-controlled vehicles. Our Chicago couriers understand the urgency of these deliveries and provide Next Flight Out services at both O’Hare and Midway Airports. Clinical trials produce life-saving medical advances, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

Medical Specimen Logistics

Medical specimen logistics is very complex. Because of this, Associated Couriers uses temperature-controlled, company-owned vehicles to ensure your medical delivery needs are met with the proper care. Associated Couriers is first and foremost a medical courier business, and we are proud to serve the Chicago area with our expertise and quality service. Learn more about our medical specimen courier services.

Medical Device Delivery

Safe and timely deliveries are our key principles when it comes to medical device delivery. Our Chicago team provides medical courier services across Chicago and beyond through a variety of delivery solutions, always ensuring shipments arrive on time without damage. From surgical instruments, surgical supplies, and basic devices and supplies, find the best medical device delivery solution for you.

Sterile & Contaminated Instrument Shipping

Your surgeons and patients depend on you, and you can depend on Associated Couriers for the safe transportation of sterile and contaminated instrument shipping. Maintaining the public health and safety standards of Chicago’s hospitals, surgical centers, and medical offices is one of our top priorities, and we provide high-quality trainings and certifications to our couriers to ensure these standards are met. With our Chicago hub, we can also ensure time-critical pick-up and delivery of surgical instruments across the Midwest in our temperature-controlled vehicles.

Life Science Courier Services

When it comes to the complexity of life science logistics, Associated Couriers has perfected the process. Our Detroit medical couriers deliver life-saving medications, organs, tissue, and equipment in the most urgent of time frames, providing the best logistical solution for your needs. Learn more about our life science courier services, temperature-controlled vehicles, insurance protection plans, dedicated training, and safety regulations.

Dedicated Daily Medical Courier Routes in Chicago

As a leading medical courier service in Chicago, Associated Couriers knows the ins and outs of the city, providing consistent, reliable, and regularly scheduled deliveries. Our drivers utilize sophisticated route software to choose the most strategic and cost-efficient routes across Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio, all while ensuring proper handling of your deliveries. From our Chicago hub, our drivers can provide full coverage both day and night. Learn more about our dedicated delivery solutions.

Time-Sensitive Medical Courier Services Out of ORD and MDW Airports

Associated Couriers has been providing courier solutions for the radiopharmaceutical and medical industries since our founding, so we understand the urgency and importance of quick, on-time deliveries. An organ transplant can’t wait, and neither should your delivery. From our Chicago hub, we provide expedited logistics, hot shot delivery, and 24-hour deliveries, all while being handled with the highest safety standards. Learn more about the best solution for your time-sensitive medical shipments.


Safe, Trustworthy Medical Courier Services in Chicago since 1977

With over 40 years of service, Associated Couriers continues to be the top medical courier company in Chicago due to our dedicated couriers who understand the importance of your medical deliveries. To ensure the highest safety standards, both for our drivers and the materials we transport, we’ve developed an OSHA-compliant biohazard exposure control plan and adhere to all HIPAA guidelines. All drivers have a Hazmat endorsement on their Commercial Driver’s License and possess TSA certifications. For additional information, view our complete list of certifications.

Trust Associated Couriers for Medical Deliveries in & Around Chicago

Associated Couriers is an established Chicago healthcare courier trusted by the medical field to provide on-time, quick, and safe deliveries. Serving the area since 1977, our drivers know the intricacies of the city with our dedicated daily routes and daily drop-offs and pick-ups at O’Hare and Midway Airports. Request a quote or contact us today to learn how we can provide the best courier service and solution for you. 

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Associated Couriers has consistently gone above and beyond to meet our shipping needs. They are flexible, adaptable, and reliable. They have consistently delivered on transporting our time-critical shipments within our required transit time.

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AC takes pride in providing superior services backed by our team of dedicated drivers and administrators. We have a national network of over 1,200 drivers and staff who are fully trained and certified to assist in handling our customer’s time-critical and life-saving shipments.

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