Your iPhone may be taking up a huge chunk of your day, but hidden within the tiny, time consumer is a feature that could save your life—the Medical ID. Not many people are actually in the know, but one nurse jumped on social media to get people informed:
“Working in a public hospital and seeing patients in ER all the time, I see many patients come in and we have had no way of knowing who they are, or how to contact their next of kin, or their medical history! And their phones are locked!
But many people don’t realize that you can set up something called a ‘Medical ID’ on your iPhone if you have the health app (free with phone). I didn’t even realize this when I got my own iPhone!
This information can be accessed even while the phone is locked by clicking on the emergency options and can display things like name, date of birth, emergency contacts, medical conditions and even blood type and donor status. You can even add notes!
I believe Android [users] have an app called ICE (‘in case of emergency’) that works similarly….”
How does one go about creating a Medical ID?
It’s very simple actually. The first thing you do is find and open the “Health” application on your phone. Upon access, select the bottom-right-corner application labeled “Medical ID.”
Choose “Edit” then populate all pertinent fields. Ensure the “Show When Locked” slider is engaged.
With this feature activated, first responders can quickly identify you and any health information there is to know about you. It will save them a lot of time and potentially your life.
I urge you to get this done now. For further assistance, below is detailed video: