For people with ongoing health issues, medical professionals and organizations often recommend wearing a medical ID as part of a plan to support your personal health and safety. Here are some examples of conditions where a medical ID may be recommended:
- Chronic disease, illness, or medical condition – Medical professionals may recommend wearing a medical ID to patients with (as examples): Asthma, Bleeding Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairment, Heart Patients, Organ Transplants, Seizure Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Vision Impairment, Celiac Disease, as well as many other conditions as recommended by your physician.
- Allergy that can cause an anaphylactic response such as foods (examples: peanuts, shellfish), drugs (examples: penicillin, sulfa drugs), insect bites (examples: bee or wasp stings), or materials (example: latex)
- Medication or medical device information necessary for responders in an emergency, such as: blood thinners, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, pacemakers, or cochlear implants
- Mental health issues and illnesses to help responders understand a person’s behavior during an emergency, avoid misdiagnosis, and identify the help or treatment best suited to them. Examples include: ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome