Many people now carry their cell phone with them everywhere, providing a wealth of information at their fingertips. Among the many apps and settings on your phone, you may have noticed a health application that allows you to track your vital signs, sleep, exercise, and other information. Did you know this app also allows you to enter crucial health data for emergency responders?
Every phone is different, but this medical information should be available from the emergency screen even when your phone is locked so that paramedics can access information that assists in your care. This section usually contains your name and date of birth, allergies, medical conditions, medications, and emergency contacts. Even if you wear a medical alert accessory or carry some of this information in your wallet, it’s a good idea to provide additional information on your phone in case you are separated from your wallet but still have your phone. Here are instructions for setting up a medical ID for iPhone and Android phones.