How to save emergency medical info

How to save emergency medical info

The Medical ID feature in Apple's Health app - installed by default on phones running iOS 8 and newer - lets you save your emergency contact information, medical conditions, organ donor status and more. This information can be accessed even when your phone is locked.

If you open that Health app, click Medical ID in the bottom right corner and begin by completing basics such as your name and a photograph (which can help to identify you if you're unable to respond), and any important medical conditions. This information may include allergies, medications, your blood type and organ donor status. You can add your travel insurance details as a medical note even your policy number to make things easy if urgent medical assistance is ever needed overseas.

You can also add one or several emergency contacts, then when all is complete, you can tap done and you can preview your Medical ID within the Health app.

Once you check the show when locked option, the information you have added can now be seen by anybody who finds your phone, including doctors and ambulance stuff if you are taken to the hospital.

They can find this information by clicking emergency on your phone's lock screen, then tapping Medical ID which shows the same information without needing to unlock your phone.

Phone calls to emergency contacts can also be done with the locked screen so make sure you include the country code.

The Health app makes it easy to learn about your health and start reaching your goals. It consolidates health data from iPhone, Apple Watch, and third-party apps you already use, so you can view all your progress in one convenient place.