Medical ID app

I found out about this app on the iPhone recently and thought it would be of interest to you all. 

It’s called Medical ID and allows access to some vital information on your phone in an emergency situation. It’s free, simple and easy to set up and so I thought I’d talk you through the set up process. 

Go to the Health app on your iPhone.   

medical id app apps to help with disability Go to Medical ID in the bottom right hand corner.   

medical id app apps to help with disability 
Click on that and fill in your information starting with name and date of birth and medical conditions as well as medical notes.  As I have a jpouch, I added in a note explaining that rectal exams must be taken with extreme care. 

 medical id app 
You can then add your emergency contacts (you can add more than one), blood type and if you are a donor. 

 medical id app

Then save the information and it can be found if necessary on your locked screen by pressing emergency and then Medical ID. 

  medical id app  

 medical id app apps to help with disability 
 
It takes a couple of minutes but allows you a little piece of mind that in an emergency, your medical needs are right there for the people who may need them. 

Hope this helps! 
Sam x 

  

1 reply
  1. Dana
    Dana says:

    Thanks for the reminder — I added this to my iPhone this morning. The funny thing is that it insisted on autocorrecting “Ileostomy” to “Oleo stony”. I didn’t know that oleo stony was a thing! I did succeed in convincing it to spell things my way.

    Thanks again!

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