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Medical ID cards and jewellery
Some people with epilepsy choose to carry something with them that says they have epilepsy. This page lists some providers of medical identity (ID) cards, medical jewellery, and 'in case of emergency’ items. For details contact each company directly.
Please note: Epilepsy Society does not endorse any companies and there may be other companies that provide similar items. There is a cost for items listed here, unless stated as free.
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Medical ID cards
Epilepsy Society 'I have epilepsy' card
Order online or call 01494 601 392
Free 'I have epilepsy' card (14cm x 9cm) with first aid guidance and space for you to write your own details about your seizures and emergency contacts. Comes with a plastic wallet (optional).
0845 603 4604
Credit card sized plastic card printed with your personal medical information.
Message in a bottle (click on Health Projects)
Available from your pharmacy, doctor's surgery or your nearest Lions Club.
Free plastic bottle with a form inside for you to add your personal medical information. You put the bottle in your fridge. A sticker by your front door and on the fridge tells emergency services that you have a bottle.
01252 820 321
Credit card sized card which lists your medical condition and asks for help in seven languages.
Medical jewellery varies in style, but usually has the internationally recognised 'snake and staff' medical symbol on. Items may be engraved with basic medical information and a contact number. Or items may have the medical information contained inside on a paper form. Most companies also provide items for children.
Some companies have a membership scheme that allows emergency services, such as ambulance crews, access to further details of your medical condition. See Medical ID membership schemes below.
IdentifyMe ICE Gems
0845 125 9539
Medical jewellery, engraved with limited personal information.
0121 200 1616
Necklaces, bracelets and watches, engraved with limited personal information.
Medical jewellery with information inside
0141 577 7290
Necklaces, bracelets and watch style jewellery that opens. Inside is a paper form for you to add your personal medical information. Waterproof.
0800 124 4521
ID Membership scheme. Card, wristband, key fob and sticker with a number for emergency services to call. Contact numbers for your next of kin or doctor are supplied by you and stored on a database.
0800 581 420
Charity with ID membership scheme. Necklaces and bracelets engraved with limited personal information and a number for emergency services to call. Medical information supplied by you is stored on a database.
Next of Kin Medical Response
0845 366 7755
ID membership scheme. Tag pendant, bracelet, key ring and membership card with limited personal information and a number for emergency services to call. Medical information supplied by you is stored on a database.
Computer-based medical ID
Digital USB storage device containing your personal medical information.
Audio medical ID
Press Don't Panic
01721 730 311
Small audio recorder with green cross symbol which clips onto clothing or can be worn as a pendant. You can record up to 120 seconds of your personal message with first aid or medical information. You or someone else can press the play button if you are unable to speak.
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Information produced in June 2012