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 0845 833 9502.
Medical ID cards
Epilepsy Society 'I have epilepsy' card and Epilepsy Society 'I have epilepsy' card - printable copy (PDF 619KB)
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. 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.
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. 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.
Necklaces, bracelets and watches, engraved with limited personal information.
Necklaces, bracelets and watch style jewellery that opens. Inside is a paper form for you to add your personal medical information. Waterproof.
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 for key fob and membership card with limited personal information and a number for emergency services to call.
Computer-based medical ID
01142 316 135
USB device within a dogtag or wristband which stores your medical information and emergency contact information. Includes an encryption feature to allow you to store information securely, such as scanned images of documents.
Audio medical ID
Small audio recorder with green cross symbol which clips onto clothing. 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.
Near-field communication (NFC)
NFC is a way that devices such as Smartphones can communicate with other technologies and transmit information by touch.
Wristband, key fob or card that uses NFC to allow access to medical information on a secure website, to help in an emergency.