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 has expanded to twelve locations within 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.


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

In 2023, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, acquired a majority interest in Shield HealthCare.

With more than 65 years of pharmacy and medical supply experience, Shield has become an industry leader in incontinence, enteral nutrition, diabetes, urological, ostomy, advanced wound care, and breastfeeding supplies. 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 Flourish Program offers on-staff Registered Dietitians to support tube-fed customers and their families.