A medical alert bracelet/tag can save your life? Your critical medical data can be available to medical personnel or law-enforcement agents through the access of an ID number on the back of a tag. A medical alert identification tag is a small emblem or tag worn on a bracelet, neck chain, or on clothing bearing a message that the wearer has an important medical condition that might require immediate attention.
The following are good reasons to wear a medical ID:
- Food, Drug or Insect allergies.
- Cardiac problems (angina, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers)
- Pulmonary Conditions (Asthma/COPD)
- Kidney Failure.
- Blood disorders.
- Alzheimer’s/Memory Impairment.
- Blood thinners/ Anticoagulants
Here are some chronic conditions for which people often wear medical ID jewelry:
- Celiac Disease.
- Bleeding Disorders.
Many products and variations are available. The cost of a basic Medical Alert Bracelet ranges from $20.00 to $50.00. Health insurance plans may reimburse you for the purchase of your medical ID. When visiting your health care provider ask for a prescription for your Medical ID jewelry based on your medical condition. While most plans include medical alert IDs, you may want to verify with your own plan to confirm coverage.
For more information you can call the Medic Alert Foundation at 1-800-432-5318 or visit www.medicAlert.org.