What Are Medical IDs?

October 03, 2022

Medical IDs are a way to store important medical information, in a way that is accessible during emergency situations. The most common Medical ID is found in bracelet form. A Medical ID Bracelet can be worn around the wrist and is convenient for emergency medical professionals to find if ever needed. 

Traditionally, Medical ID Bracelets are engraved and include essential information about the wearer, such as medical conditions, drug and food allergies, prescribed medications, and sometimes emergency contacts. The purpose of a medical ID is solely to provide emergency health workers with information that may be relevant to your care in the event you become unconscious or otherwise incapacitated.  

Who Uses Medical IDs? 

Many healthcare organizations, EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), and physicians recommend Medical IDs for people living with one or more medical conditions. We often see recommendations for Medical IDs for people with conditions in the following four categories. 


  • Penicillin
  • Tree Nuts
  • Bee Stings
  • Shellfish
  • Latex
  • Sulfa Drugs

Medications & Devices

  • Blood Thinners
  • EpiPens
  • Insulin
  • Pacemaker

Chronic Medical Conditions

  • Heart & Cardiovascular
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Mental Health

  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Schizophrenia

While this is not a comprehensive list, if you or a loved one falls into one of the mentioned categories, a Medical ID is something to consider. However, even if you do not have any existing medical conditions, Medical IDs can still be valuable. They offer a way to store other vital information, such as emergency contact information, blood type, or Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders when you may not be able to provide it yourself. 

Provide first responders with lifesaving information in seconds when it really counts. Medical IDs empower individuals to stay healthy and safe every day. Explore our Medical ID Products today. 

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