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What to Engrave on a Medical Alert ID

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A medical ID that's properly engraved can make it easier for paramedics to help you or a loved one in an emergency. Universal Medical ID Canada offers unlimited engraving as can fit on your chosen ID style to accommodate multiple conditions, allergies, and other details that are crucial to your health and safety. Some IDs can be engraved on both sides (front and back) while others can only be engraved on one side. Size and line limits can vary greatly between styles.

When you shop at Universal Medical ID Canada, you can enter, test, and preview your desired engraving before proceeding to check out. This is made possible by using our personalisation simulator, available to you as you customise your medical ID.

Here are the most important things to put on your medical alert ID bracelet or necklace:

  1. Major medical conditions or chronic diseases – examples are Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, Epilepsy, Autism, or hearing or visual impairment.

  2. Severe allergies to food, insect, metal, or medication – examples are dairy or nut allergy, bee sting allergy, nickel allergy and penicillin allergy. If you carry life-saving epi-pens or other forms of autoinjectors you should alert responders by referencing them on your ID.

  3. Prescribed medications taken on a regular basis – examples of medications that may cause unwanted drug interaction are blood thinners or anticoagulants, immunosuppressants, and corticosteroids. If taking multiple medications, a wallet card may be the best place to list them down.

  4. Up to date emergency contact information – an emergency contact is someone that responders can call when they need additional information to help you. Your nominated contact must be easily available and reachable in case of an emergency. Examples of emergency contacts can include parents, relatives, doctors, friends, or neighbours.

It is important for your medical ID engraving to be clearly understood by emergency personnel and to have the pertinent information that responders expect to find. When in doubt, consult a medical professional such as your doctor, nurse, or physician on the most important details to engrave on your medical identification jewelry. Or, send us a message for help in engraving your ID.