Who needs a medical ID?
If you have any medical condition or allergy that would put you at risk in an emergency.
A quick diagnosis of your condition will lead to faster and more effective treatment. Your medical ID bracelet or necklace will alert doctors, ambulance officers and first responders to medical details so that time is not wasted.
It is recommended you wear a medical ID if you:
- Have a medical condition that could cause a medical emergency;
- Have a medical condition that first responders need to know about in an emergency; and/or
- Could be in a position whereby you cannot speak for yourself in an emergency.
There are many conditions and allergies that require emergency assistance. Give the person who may find you the information they require to help you when you cannot give it to them. Medical identification is designed to speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself.
For the following conditions, it is recommended you wear medical identification however there are many more:
- Type 1 Diabetes or in some instances Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart conditions with Pacemakers, Heart Stents, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Arrhythmia
- Lympedema Alert
- Food Allergies including Peanut Allergy, Tree Nut Allergy, Gluton Intolerace including Celiac Disease
- Allergy to Medications such as Penicillin Allergy, Sulfa Allergy, Morphine Allergy, Allergy to Contrast Dye, Bee Sting Allergy, Allergic to Cephalosporins or others
- On Blood Thinners, Von Willebrand’s, Hemophilia
- Gastric Bypass Patient, Lap Band Patient
- Alzheimer’s, Memory Impaired
- Manic Depressive, Schizophrenia
- Hearing Impaired, Cochlear Implant, Sight Impaired
- Organ Transplant Patient, Organ Donor
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Epilepsy, Seizure Disorder
- On Multiple Medications
- No MRI
- Any other Chronic Condition
It is also recommended you have contact details of an emergency contact engraved on your medical ID.