You could benefit from the protection of MedicAlert® if
you have any type of hidden medical condition, you have an allergy, you have had any type of implant, you take regular medication, you would like your blood group to be recorded, you have a living will or wish to be an organ donor, you simply want someone else to know if you have been involved in an emergency.
And this is just the beginning. It is important to understand that everybody, irrespective of whether they are 100% fit and healthy, could justify becoming a member of MedicAlert®. They do not simply provide bracelets and necklets, but a complete life-saving service. In an emergency it may be just as vital to know who your next of kin are as it is to know your medical details.
The MedicAlert® Foundation is a non-profit making registered charity committed to the protection of life - a service that helps keep people alive.
In an emergency, vital information is available on the back of the MedicAlert® disc. Medical and emergency personnel can then telephone the given number and, by quoting the member's ID number and clearing security checks, they can receive further important details as appropriate. For example: the member's name, address, doctor's details, current drug therapy or next of kin.
This 24 hour emergency telephone service is dealt with from our emergency call centre housed within the offices of the London Ambulance Service. The emergency telephones are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with trained staff on hand to answer all calls from anywhere in the world with a translation service available in over 100 languages. In an emergency situation there is always someone on standby who can give the vital medical and personal information of a member.
How To Apply for Membership of MedicAlert® In order to join this life-saving service, you need to complete an Application Form. This form asks you for personal and medical details. The completed Application Form may also be countersigned by either your General Practitioner or your Specialist Nurse before it is returned to MedicAlert®.
Emblem prices start from £19.95 with an annual subscription fee of £30.00. New members will receive both their Emblem and a laminated membership card with details of the information stored on the computer. The annual subscription ensures that the member's details are kept up to date and they are issued with a new membership card on an annual basis.
9ct gold, silver and gold plated products are also available at additional cost. Example prices are shown below, but do not cover the full selection of Traditional, Classic and Designer ranges: