10 Reasons to Join MedicAlert®
MedicAlert® Foundation is Nearly One Million Members Strong
SAFER EMERGENCY TREATMENT
If you have a medical condition that should be known in the event
of an emergency, a MedicAlert bracelet or necklet can save time
in diagnosis and prevent unnecessary complications. According
to Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas, President of the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation,
“When minutes can count, MedicAlert is the fastest, most reliable
method of getting important medical information to physicians, paramedics
and other first responders.”
If you have a drug allergy, MedicAlert identification can help ensure
you avoid harmful or fatal drug reactions. If you take more than
one drug, MedicAlert can prevent negative interactions during emergency
If you have more than one doctor, MedicAlert can alert emergency
doctors about your physician and/or specialist and how to contact
If you travel, a MedicAlert membership ensures you can be identified
and medical personnel will have access to your medical information
no matter where you go.
6. 24-HOUR HOTLINE
No matter where or when, first responders can access the 24-hour
hotline, available around the world in 140 languages. The
MedicAlert name and symbol is a registered trademark that is recognized
by health care professionals around the world.
PEACE OF MIND
MedicAlert protects almost 100,000 children. Many times they’re
too young, too hurt or too afraid to explain their medical situation.
Parents often feel better knowing their children’s MedicAlert identification
can speak for them if they’re not around.
BY THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS
Many members join upon the suggestion of their doctor or pharmacist.
According to Dr. Douglas Sinclair, President of the Canadian Association
of Emergency Physicians, “In an emergency situation, two factors
are of paramount importance – speed and accuracy. When someone
is wearing a MedicAlert bracelet or necklet, it helps doctors and
other emergency personnel to assess the patient and determine an
appropriate course of treatment, especially if that person is unconscious
or unable to speak.”
Members pay a low, one-time fee to enjoy a lifetime of protection
with instant access to reliable and secure personal and medical
information. Membership includes a wallet card that lists
your additional medical information as well as medication, special
needs, personal requests, physician phone numbers and emergency
MedicAlert is a national, registered charity with one mission: to
protect and save lives.
CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.
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