ID bracelets and jewellery
Medical ID jewellery can alert medical staff to the fact you have a medical condition. Some types of ID jewellery can be engraved with the information of your choice, while some include space for paper inserts.
Some ID jewellery companies offer a 24 hour helpline service, but you pay an annual subscription charge. This allows people responding to you in an emergency to call the number on the jewellery to get further details about you and your epilepsy.
Here are some companies that supply ID jewellery. We’ve included prices as a guide only, and they may change.
Epilepsy Action cannot recommend any of the companies or products listed on this page and there may be other products and stockists on the market.
Medical ID Jewellery
Butler and Grace
Prices start at £5.49 for a basic wristband.
Visit their website butlerandgrace.co.uk
Prices start at £4.99 for ID cards, £5.99 for ID tags and £14.99 for wristbands.
Tel: 01483 271 817
Visit their website onelifeid.com
Prices start at £7.95 for a basic wristband.
Tel: 0203 287 3771
Visit their website: allergylifestyle.com
Universal Medical ID
Wristbands, bracelets and necklaces. Prices start at £2 for a basic rubber wristband or £14.95 for a bracelet plus extra for engraving.
Tel: 0800 055 6504
Visit their website: universalmedicalid.co.uk
MEkey USB ICE tag
USB memory device built into an ID wristband.
Dog tag, ICE ID card, wooden ID tag or key ring. The device lets you store your personal details, emergency contacts and medical information for use in emergencies.
Prices start at £20.
Tel: 0114 231 6135
Visit their website: mekeyicetag.com
Bracelets, pendants and watches. Contain information strips secured in a watertight and heat resistant case.
Prices start at £37.50.
Tel: 020 8554 5579
Visit their website sostalisman.co.uk
Medical ID and 24 hour helpline service
MedicAlert UK - Registered charity
Medical ID jewellery in a variety of styles and materials.
Membership costs £36 per year, which includes a 24-hour helpline service and wallet ID card. Jewellery starts from £9.95. Financial support is available for children and people having financial difficulties.
Epilepsy Action members get a 15% discount off MedicAlert membership and jewellery.
Tel: 01908 951 045
Visit their website: www.medicalert.org.uk
Bracelets, necklaces and watches.
Prices start at £51.95 for jewellery, plus £10 joining fee and £27-32 a year for the helpline service (first year is free).
Tel: 0121 200 1616
Visit their website: medi-tag.co.uk
Using your mobile phone to tell people about your epilepsy
Some phones have a feature allowing people to access the medical information of your choice from the phone’s lock screen, without having to unlock the phone. This allows anyone helping you in an emergency to check your medical information.
- The Apple support webpage has instructions on how to set this up on an iPhone.
- The Google support webpage has instructions on how to set this up on an Android phone
For other types of phone, you may need to download an app. To find one that works on your phone, search for ‘medical ID app’ in your phone’s app store.
Medical ID cards can be carried in your pocket and wallet. Some can be printed with information about you, your epilepsy and what to do in an emergency.
Others are blank and you can fill in the details yourself.
Tel: 07815 935 147
Plastic credit-card-style card printed with your medical information. Prices start at £7.99.
Cards and keyring tags with space to write your details. Prices start at £4.99.
Download a printable ID card
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