Setup Medical ID
WHAT IS MEDICAL ID
iOS, ANDROID, BLACKBERRY & WINDOWS PHONE
Medical ID is a health feature designed to give your companions, friends, doctors and emergency services access to your medical information during an emergency situation. Stored securely on your device, information such as allergies, pre-existing medical conditions and currently prescribed medications becomes readily available for emergency services to access and take action based on the information entered by the patient. This information ensures a quick response from the first responders based on the patient’s medical history.
With drink spiking on the rise, it pays to protect yourself by setting up your Medical ID on your smartphone. Not only can it save your life, but it also gives those present with you an opportunity to contact your emergency listed contacts for further instructions. It only takes a few steps to set up your Medical ID, depending on your device. Find your device below and get started. View Disclaimer
SET UP YOUR MEDICAL ID
FOLLOW THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- +⇩ Setup on iOS ⇩
Follow the steps below for iPhone:
(Requires iOS 8 or higher)
Step 1. Open the Health app on your iOS device.
Step 2. Tap the Medical ID tab on the bottom right-hand corner.
Step 3. Create your Medical ID and enter the required information, including at least two emergency contacts. Add “None” to any fields that don’t apply to you; this will assist emergency services during an emergency situation (e.g. drug administration).
Step 4. Lastly, ensure “Show When Locked” under Emergency Access is enabled and click Done to save.
You can access your Medical ID by rapidly clicking the home button and tapping the “Emergency” button (TouchID devices), or by swiping to the lock screen (FaceID devices). Otherwise, rapidly click the sleep/wake button five times in a row to bring up the Emergency SOS/Medical ID information. Click here for more information.