Our Mission

Shield HealthCare is a service organization dedicated to fulfilling the medical supply needs of consumers and the caregiving community with a focus on customer satisfaction.


Company History

Shield HealthCare was established in 1957 as a specialty pharmacy. Over the years Shield HealthCare has expanded nationally with current service locations in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Washington. In 1982, Shield was purchased by C. R. Bard, a medical device manufacturer. In September 1990, Shield was purchased a second time by Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor. In November 2006, Shield's Executive Management Team formed a company called Dharma Ventures Group and acquired a controlling interest in the company from Kobayashi.

CHAPIn 2007, Shield HealthCare was granted formal accreditation status by the Community Health Accreditation Partner's (CHAP) Board of Review signifying its commitment as a leader in providing superior products and service to the home healthcare market.

With more than 65 years of pharmacy and medical supply experience, Shield has become an industry leader in Incontinence, Urological, Ostomy, Enteral Nutrition, Advanced Wound, and Diabetes supplies.

Our customers appreciate the convenience of reliable home delivery, monthly order reminders, language translators, and Shield’s direct billing to their insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare. Shield HealthCare’s Enteral Nutrition Support Program offers on-staff Registered Dietitians to support tube-fed customers and their families.