medical id cards and jewellery
Some people with epilepsy choose to carry something with them that says they have epilepsy. Here we list 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. All links to external companies open in new windows.
Get help with the cost
Local branches of the Lions Club may be able to help with the cost of medical jewellery. Contact the Lions head office for your nearest group on 0121 441 4544.
Medical ID cards
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. Copies ordered through the online shop come with an optional plastic wallet.
MediPAL (opens new window)
0845 603 4604
Credit card sized plastic card printed with your personal medical information.
Available from pharmacies, doctors' surgeries or through your local Lions Club.
Credit card sized card for you to add your personal medical information. Also a 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.
Medical jewellery, engraved with limited personal information.
Necklaces, bracelets and watches, engraved with limited personal information.
Medical jewellery with information inside
Necklaces, bracelets and watch style jewellery that opens. Inside is a paper form for you to add your personal medical information. Waterproof.
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.
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.
Medi-Tag (opens new window)
0121 200 1616
Necklaces, bracelets and watches, engraved with limited personal information. Optional membership scheme gives a number for emergency services to call. Medical information supplied by you is stored on a database.
ID membership scheme. Tag, pendant or bracelet, plus key fob 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
01142 316 135
USB device which stores your medical information and emergency contact information. Includes a feature to allow you to store more information securely, such as scanned images of documents.
ScanMedQR (opens new window)
01202 232 125
ID card and key fob which uses a unique Quick Response (QR) image to store your medical details and emergency contact information. Medical information supplied by you is stored on a database.
Audio medical ID
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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