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 they 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.
There are various designs of identity (ID) cards for different age groups. These have spaces for you to write details of the person you choose to be your contact in an emergency, and first aid information.
Tel: Epilepsy Helpline, freephone 0808 800 5050
Your contact details and medical history are shown on a plastic card. Specific instructions in case of emergency can be added.
Address: Communication House, 26 York Street, LondonW1U 6PZ
Tel: 0845 603 4604
This is a wallet size card displaying your photograph. It shows information on things like epilepsy, medication and who to contact in an emergency.
On-line you create your own plastic card (credit card size). They will print it off and send it to you through the post.
Address: 11 Mill Lane, Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX39 4QU
The MedicAlert Foundation
Your medical condition and Medic Alert’s 24 hour emergency number is engraved on the jewellery.
Address: The MedicAlert Foundation, MedicAlert House, 327-329 Witan Court, Upper 4th Street, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EH
Tel: freephone 0800 581 420
If you are a supporter of Epilepsy Action you will receive £5 off* any first time jewellery purchase by quoting the discount code EAF5. If you are a member of Epilepsy Action you will receive a £10 discount*. To get the discount telephone MedicAlert Foundation on the above telephone number.
*Valid when signing up to annual membership with MedicAlert paid by Direct Debit and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Your medical condition and Medi-Tag’s 24 hour emergency number is engraved on the jewellery.
Address: 37 Northampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6DU
Tel: 0121 200 1616
Your medical details are recorded on an information strip inside the jewellery. These are available through jewellers, or contact SOS Talisman.
Address: 21 Grays Corner, Ley Street, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7RQ
Tel: 020 8554 5579
Universal Medical ID
Your name and medical condition is engraved on the jewellery.
Address: PO Box 1099, Bedford, MK42 7XR
Tel: freephone 0800 055 6504
ZAPTAG UK Ltd
Zaptag is a secure online personal health record e-safe account for all your health information.
Address: Zaptag Ltd, Unit 2, Spendlove Centre, Enstone Road, Charlbury, Oxon, OX7 3PQ
Tel: 08456 120510
SOS Privilege medical idenity card
This is a plastic card that will carry your medical and contact details, with your photograph. This is to provide emergency services with easy access to your medical information.
Address: SOS Privilege, Units 4-5 LuminaBusinessPark, Martindale Road, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3PT
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Updated November 2013To be reviewed November 2015