Medical ID

By Rebelove Latest Reply 2014-01-29 12:04:51 -0600
Started 2014-01-25 12:11:57 -0600

I have looked into buying a medical ID for myself. The only place I've found them so far is at American Medical ID, and they range from $19.00 ( for silicone bands ) to over $100.00! Does anyone know of a less expensive way to get a medical ID? Thanks in advance for your help…I love my DC community! :)

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Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-01-29 11:25:16 -0600 Report

I'm thinking of getting inked,1 flat fee, customized, sure no data base, but if a tat on the left inner fore arm and a pump hanging from my belly doesn't offer some valid clues, maybe its just meant to be…

Yerachmiel 2014-01-29 07:31:07 -0600 Report

Boy have times and practice and training changed (in this case NOT for the better).

When I grew up a medic alert was required by most doctors for diabetics!
Today have lots of prettier choices but G-d forbid in an emergency the first (and only) place emergency personnel look is at medic alert.

I don't like their new yearly fee structure but understand it is part of their maturing as a group and outreach to those who cannot afford one.

dagger1234 2014-01-26 20:25:38 -0600 Report

I'm not on my computer right now but on the American diabetes association website, there is a printable PDF file you can print medical card and put it in your wallet- and hey …ITS FREE!

jayabee52 2014-01-25 22:03:54 -0600 Report

I have used a bracelet which has a USB device which stores medical information within. One can look to ~ for more info. It is roughly $30, (without shipping)

What Does it Do? (from the website)
In an emergency, the bracelet can be plugged into any computer, providing instant access to your complete health history including:

■List of all medications and medical conditions
■Insurance and primary physician information
■Emergency contact information
With complete access to medical history, you won’t forget or confuse vital information during an emergency. Your information stays organized, updated and under your control.

■You control the information entered
■Very easy-to-use software, included on wristband
■Easily transfer or print information for healthcare provider or insurance company
■No internet storage and no additional fees


Rebelove 2014-01-27 10:32:09 -0600 Report

Definitely worth the money, but I can't scrape that much together at a time right now. I'll keep it in mind, though. Thanks! :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-25 13:29:24 -0600 Report

You can get them at Wal-Mart for about 7 bucks but you have to have it engraved. I got mine from our jewelry wholesaler. I saw it on the American Medical ID site and I got it much cheaper. I had it engraved and the cost was cheaper than normal because it was for a Medical ID. Mine is Titanum that is 49 bucks on that site. I got it for 10 bucks from our wholesaler.

I made a bracelet for a woman who had only bought the charm out of Black Onyx and sterling silver for about the same price American ID has them made with their cheaper beads. Their beaded ones are a rip off.

Until you find one, download ICE (in case of emergency) on your phone if you have a droid or iPhone. It is free, has the medical symbol icon and you can put tons of info in it.