Giving a Medical ID as a Gift

Giving a medical ID as a gift is one of the most precious gifts that you can purchase for your friend or family member, serving as not only an acknowledgment of their health condition but also helping to keep them safe.

At American Medical ID, you can work together with a customer service representative via live chat or over the phone to help you determine which type of medical ID is perfect for your loved one.

What Information to Include:

Because first responders are trained to look for medical IDs in an emergency when someone is unable to communicate, it is best to keep the information provided succinct and easily readable.

Types of information commonly provided include:

  • The Person’s Name
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Allergies to medication, metal, insects, and food, especially if anaphylactic
  • Medications such as blood thinners or insulin
  • Health Conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, or heart conditions
  • Any Medical Devices like a pacemaker or insulin pump (these may be incompatible with certain types of imaging)
  • Any difficulties in communicating, such as deafness.

If, for instance, a child with autism is nonverbal, it may be helpful to have them wear a medical ID bracelet or necklace in the event of a car accident or other emergency. This information will help first responders to provide better care.

Before ordering the medical ID, review the recipient’s medical records (with their permission) to ensure that all the health information you will be providing is up to date. It is incredibly important to make sure that their medical ID is accurate.

Different Types of Medical IDs

A vast selection of medical IDs is available to purchase from American Medical ID, making it easy to find the perfect ID for your loved one.

IDs are divided into categories for men, women, and children, with many different styles of bracelets and necklaces available that are both durable and fashionable.

If the recipient prefers classic jewelry, consider one of the luxurious 14K gold medical ID bracelets and necklaces available, also in a wide range of different styles.

If the recipient just isn’t a jewelry person, check out one of the alternative options. The Apple Watch Slide will fit easily onto smart watch wristband’s, allowing the accessory that the recipient already owns to serve a dual purpose.

An exclusive American medical ID design, Incase Phone IDs are available in circle or rectangle shapes and adhere easily to the back of a phone case or other flat surface like a laptop, briefcase, or suitcase. Alert charms, dog tags, and key chains attach easily to the recipient’s key ring and easily draw the attention of first responders with their eye-catching designs.

The MyIHR wallet card provides immediate access via QR scan to an expanded secure online health record. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with another type of medical ID to provide more information.


Gifting someone you care about a medical ID will help protect them in the event of an emergency. If you have any other questions or would like to learn more, please visit our website or talk to our customer service team.

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