By keeping your medical information, emergency contact information, and a current list of your medicatoins in an obvious place, you greatly improve your chances during an emergency. Your list can be posted on the refrigerator in your kitchen. Leave instructions for family members so they can assist if they are available.
Put medical information in an envelope labeled *MEDICAL INFORMATION*. Secure the envelope to your refrigerator door. You may want to include a picture of yourself. Be sure to keep it at eye level, so that it is easily visible to first responders. Remember to print legibly and update the information as it changes.
Complete the form and place 2 copies in an envelope labeled *MEDICAL INFORMATION*. Secure the envelope to your refrigerator door. You may want to include a picture of yourself.
Be sure to keep it at eye level so that it is easily visible to first responders.
Label one of the copies for first responders to take. This will be useful in transport and at the hospital.
A PDF is provided below for you to print and fill in the information.
3. ICE on iPhone or Android - Accessible from lock screen
ICE stands for "In Case of Emergency," but is only useful to a first responder if it can be accessed from your locked device.
iPhone: Set up through the Health app, which is installed on all iOS devices running iOS8 or later. This app cannot be uninstalled.
Android: There are a couple of ways to set up ICE contact information on an Android phone. You can add your info to the emergency information feature or you can add it directly to your lock screen.
A PDF is provided below with the full setup instructions for both iPhone and Android.
PDF's: Medical Information Sheet and ICE Instructions