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Old 05-25-2019, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Medical ID in case of Emergency

We all try and control the things around us and keep alert when things fall apart. We try and keep our world safe as well as our family members. But "WHAT IF YOU HAVE NO CONTROL" who can help you? Help you tell the doctors of any medical conditions that you or a family member may have?

It is my hope this never happens to you. But let's say for example you're out driving when an accident happens? You may be out rock climbing and take a fall? Maybe just walking down a street and attacked and knocked unconscious. Who can tell the rescuers who you are? Blood type? the phone number of someone to be contacted for you? Some may have medical conditions that require medications.

A first responder is trained to help you, but only to a point. They do not know your medical report card of health, they do not know who you would like contacted. Or maybe your child has fallen did you know you can still be in charge and help the first responders help your family member(s) even yourself when you can not talk to them.

On your, iPhone is a FREE APP from Apple called "MEDICAL ID" The APP is a WHITE SQUARE with a RED HEART inside.

The responding first responder only has to pick up your IPhone even if LOCKED and on the locked screen on the bottom is "EMERGENCY" next they will see the words "MEDICAL ID" once they press it will only open your medical ID information you want a first responder POLICE OFFICER or FIRE PARAMEDIC personnel to know about you.

Here is how you set this MEDICAL APP on your iPhone up for yourself or a family member. Click on the MEDICAL ID APP, On the bottom are four little menu selections, select the called MEDICAL ID gray cross bars.

enter your NAME, Medical Conditions, Medical Notes, Allergies & Reactions, Medications, Blood Type, Emergency Contact(s).

Now with every APP, you will have to make some setting changes. Here attached is more helpful information for you about how to set up the APP on your own iPhone.


https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207021
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:41 PM   #2
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I've had this App filled in for about a year. Even showed it to my doctor on my last visit. Just hope a first responder will be smart enough to use it if I have an emergency. I always carry my phone with me.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:58 AM   #3
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I've had this App filled in for about a year. Even showed it to my doctor on my last visit. Just hope a first responder will be smart enough to use it if I have an emergency. I always carry my phone with me.
Morning Boxster1971,

Many of them are trained to do that very thing. Have you ever wondered how your personal belongings find their way back to you after an auto accident? First responders and trained to look for Medical Alert items. Good question, thank you for asking.
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This app is also available for android phones, so don’t any of you feel you’re unable to use it. Note, it is also FREE for android.

Another suggestion I’d make is a RoadID bracelet. I have both the app, on my phone, and a bracelet on my wrist when traveling. The app is free and the bracelets are relatively inexpensive. Speaking from experience, they can save your life!

Thanks for posting on this topic, DogMan.
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About fifteen years ago, I purchased a Neck Chain with a Medical Alert - gives your Name, Hospital, ID#, and Specifies the most notable condition, plus blood type. I bought it because of a couple of heart attacks. Ron
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I keep my iPhone secure. How could anyone access it for the information if I can’t? If I can then I could tell them directly.
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I keep my iPhone secure. How could anyone access it for the information if I can’t? If I can then I could tell them directly.
1) Set up your Medical ID using the HEALTH app.
2) With a locked phone, swipe up from the bottom to get to the "Enter Password" screen. Do not enter your code and do not unlock the phone with your face or fingerprint).
3) On the lower left, click on EMERGENCY
4) On the "Emergency call" screen, click "*Medical ID" on the lower left.

Yes, emergency personnel are supposed to know this.

This is the big advantage of using the Manufacturer's built-in Medical ID system, rather than a third-party app.

BTW: The Health App is capable of downloading your standard electronic medical records from your health provider. Few hospitals support this yet, but I'm sure it will catch on eventually.
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This app is also available for android phones, so donít any of you feel youíre unable to use it. Note, it is also FREE for android.

Another suggestion Iíd make is a RoadID bracelet. I have both the app, on my phone, and a bracelet on my wrist when traveling. The app is free and the bracelets are relatively inexpensive. Speaking from experience, they can save your life!

Thanks for posting on this topic, DogMan.
I second both the RoadID app and bracelet. The app is available for Android and IPhones. You can set it up to contact up to five people when you start a hike / run / bicycle ride, and once they have that initial message, they can check your progress via e-crumbs that the app creates along the way. There is also a feature (can be turned off permanently, or temporarily if you stop for a snack, etc.) that will alert your contacts if you haven't moved for five minutes. I figure this will be handy for my wife to know what ditch to collect me out of when I'm on my bike rides.

On the bracelet, you can have up to six lines of data (only five on some narrower models). For an extra charge, you can get that much more data engraved on the back. So on mine, the lowest line says "more info on back", and one of the lines on the back says "camping? - [and then my camper registration & state]) - this so if we're a long way from home, they might go looking in the local campgrounds for it if the phone contacts for my wife don't work.
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I used the Road ID bracelet when I was motorcycle touring, but to be honest, the "laser engraving" of the info didn't seem to hold up too well to normal wear and became quite hard to read - I suppose someone might have been able to figure it out with a maginfying glass!

I stopped using it in the end - still ave it someplace I think - now, I just used to carry a few plastic laminated cards made up with emergency contact info o the back of one of our vistaprint business cards we had made up for RV trips!



I still keep a few of those around and use them in pack sacks, in the van, or in a pocket if I am out hiking alone. Couldn't hurt, could help, and costs next to nothing!
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I believe"emergency" info can be accessed ny anyone finding the phone - even if the phone is password locked - makes sense I guess!

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