Update your Medical ID

Many of us have updated Phones in the past few weeks, so it’s a great time to review and update your Emergency Medical ID on your phone.

What is Medical ID?

Your Medical ID is something you can set up on your phone in case something happens to you.

If you ever find someone that has passed out or fallen unconscious and they have an iPhone, you can head to their Medical ID to find out emergency contacts, and allergies/reactions.

To access someone’s medical ID, you need to get to the passcode screen.  On a phone with FaceID, just turn the phone on.  It won’t recognize your face and will bring up the passcode screen.  

Push on the Emergency Button and then Medical ID.  It will show you the information that the user has put in.

How to input or change this information

  1. Open the Health App
  2. Click on the Medical ID tab in the lower right corner of the screen
  3. Review your information.
  4. If you need to make any changes, click edit in the top right section.
  5. Fill-in/edit anything you need to here.

While this seemingly simple process could help save your life.  It’s difficult to remember, but try to keep this section up-to-date.

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