What Is A Medical ID?

During an emergency, communicating details of your medical conditions, medications, and allergies may be hindered by the severity of an injury you have sustained. A medical ID is a simple and effective way to communicate vital information to paramedics or EMTs.

Medical IDs can speak for you in emergency situations where you could feel distressed, confused, or become unconscious, incapacitated, and unable to advocate for your own health. A medical ID can help you can live a peaceful life on your own freedom, while at the same time being protected with the knowledge you are wearing something that identifies you and your underlying conditions.

Types of Medical IDs Available

NEHA's Medical ID Program

Your bleeding disorder is one of the most vital pieces of information required for immediate and accurate treatments. Wearing a medical ID can help prevent misdiagnosis, unwanted drug interaction, and where to receive care in an emergency.

To help you navigate this process, we’ve established a program with our local HTC partners to provide you with a medical ID at no cost to you and your family.

To receive a medical ID:

  1. Contact your social worker or your primary health care provider.
  2. Your health care provider will fill out our Medical ID Application Form.
  3. They will then submit the application on your behalf.
  4. NEHA covers the cost of the medical ID at no cost to you. Each patient is eligible for one medical ID per calendar year.
  5. American Medical ID will then reach out to you directly to confirm the order once they receive the form from your medical provider.

Please note: Limit one Medical ID, per patient, per year. NEHA never sees any patient information, and we are not part of this process. Applications must be completed with your medical provider, and your medical provider must submit the form on your behalf. 

Digital Medical ID on Apple Devices

Like a physical Medical ID, a digital Medical ID helps emergency professionals access key information about your health in case of an emergency. Watch this video below to learn more about creating a Digital Medical ID (on Apple Devices)