Do you carry an emergency medical alert I.D. card? When you have A-Fib and you’re taking a blood thinner or other medications, you may want to carry your medical information.
Free Online Medical ID Wallet Card Generator
MedIDs.com offers a free online generator tool for a fully customized medical info wallet card. Go to Free Printable Medical ID Cards, type in your information and print. (Note: none of your personal information is stored on their website.) Trim the paper and fold to fit your wallet or purse. Add a label, “In Case of Emergency” (ICE). A Few More Tips:
• Laminate your wallet card to prolong its use (an office supply store can help you).
• Why not print a card for each member of your family?
• If you also wear a medic alert bracelet, inscribe it with the message “See wallet card”.
Additional Ways to Carry Your Emergency Medical Alert ID Information
There are many new styles of Medic Alert IDs bracelets and necklace pendants using different materials like waterproof foam, leather and stainless steel. Don’t carry a wallet? Consider a Money clip with compartment to slide in your emergency contact info.
Or, if you carry a paper-based day planner or calendar, add the same information to your address book.
For much more information about what and how to carry your emergency medical information, see our A-Fib.com article, Your Portable Medical Information Kit.