This page is about identity jewellery and cards that are available in the UK. If you are looking for identity jewellery in other countries, please contact your local epilepsy organisation who may be able to help you.
Some people with epilepsy choose to wear identity jewellery or carry an identity card with them, to let other people know that you have epilepsy. This can be useful if you have a seizure in a public place.
If you would like to find out more about different types of identity jewellery and cards that are available, you may wish to contact the following companies.
The MedicAlert Foundation
The owner’s medical condition and Medic Alert’s 24 hour emergency number is engraved on the jewellery.
- The MedicAlert Foundation, MedicAlert House, 327-329 Witan Court, Upper 4th Street, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EH
Tel: freephone 0800 581 420
Supporters of Epilepsy Action receive £5 off* any first time jewellery purchase by quoting the discount code EAF5. Members of Epilepsy Action receive a £10 discount*. To see the code, login to this website using your member number and visit the members’ discounts and offers page.
*Valid when signing up to annual membership with MedicAlert paid by Direct Debit and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
The owner’s medical condition and Medi-tag’s 24 hour emergency number is engraved on the jewellery.
- 37 Northampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6DU
Tel:0121 200 1616
The owner’s medical details are recorded on an information strip inside the jewellery. Available through jewellers, or contact SOS Talisman.
- 21 Grays Corner, Ley Street, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7RQ
Tel:020 8554 5579
Universal Medical ID
The owner’s name and medical condition is engraved on the jewellery.
- PO Box 1099, Bedford, MK42 7XR
Tel: freephone 0800 055 6504
Awareness cards (ID cards)
Information on medication, contact details and medical history are shown on a plastic card. Specific instructions in case of emergency can be added.
- Communication House, 26 York Street, London W1U 6PZ
Tel: 0845 603 4604
A wallet size card displaying a photograph of the owner. It shows information on things like epilepsy, medication and who to contact in an emergency.
A plastic credit card size identity card. Create your own online. They will print it off and send it to you through the post.
- 11 Mill Lane, Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX39 4QU
ZAPTAG UK Ltd
Zaptag is a secure online personal health record e-safe account for all your health information.
Updated July 2012To be reviewed July 2013