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How to Create a Medical ID in Health on iPhone

Here is a guide on how to create a Medical ID in the Health app on iPhone. In the event of an accident or disaster, emergency services want to be able to know your medical information so they can assist you.

Sometimes people have this information written on a document in their wallet or they often actually don’t have it at all. This is a problem that can be solved using the Health app on your iPhone.

How to Create a Medical ID in Health on iOS

Here are the steps to take in order to set up your own Medical ID on your iPhone.

Watch the above video for more information on the Medical ID feature in the Health App.

Creating Your Medical ID

In order to create your Medical ID, you will need to ensure you have the Health app installed on your device. If you do not, this is easily downloadable from the App Store.

Once you have the Health app open, tap Medical ID then Edit. You will now be able to enter your emergency contacts, health information including birth, weight and blood type and more. Input data you would feel comfortable giving a medical professional.

Create Medical ID in Health App

When you are satisfied with your entries, you will want to also enable Show When Locked to make sure it shows on your locked iPhone screen. In the event of an emergency, you will want emergency services to be able to still access your medical information.

Fill Out Pertinent Medical Information

When you are finished with your information, including any notes you want to add about medications or conditions that doctors should know about, tap Done. Now that you have enabled Show When Locked, lock your device to demonstrate how your Medical ID will now be accessible to emergency personnel.

From your lock screen, tap your home button to reveal your passcode screen, then tap Emergency in the bottom left corner. You will see the Emergency Call screen appear and below the keypad to the left, Medical ID.  Tapping this will open a very simple screen displaying all the information you added to your ID.

Medical ID View on Lock Screen

This is an excellent tool that Apple has implemented for their users as many times in emergency situations, this information is not readily available from the patient. There are many instances now where these Medical ID’s will be able to be used to hopefully save more lives.

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