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Medical ID Cards and Jewellery

You may find it useful to carry identification that gives information about your epilepsy, how it affects you and what someone needs to do if you have a seizure.

It should also include details of the medication you are taking and any specific allergies. This information can be found in the care plan that you should have agreed with your clinician and they will be able to advise you on what to include.

It may also be beneficial to store In Case of Emergency (ICE) numbers into your mobile & home phone as they help medical teams to quickly know who to contact in an emergency. On your mobile phone contact list, enter the word ICE in front of the name of the person you would like to be contacted.
 
Some mobile phones also have an ‘Emergency ID’ section where you can store similar information to be used in an emergency (& can be accessed even if you phone is password protected). Not everyone will know about these schemes, so it is recommended to have other methods also in place. 

You can find out more information about Medical ID cards and jewellery from these sites
(please note we do not endorse any products listed below):


ID cards
 
Epilepsy Action                                             Epilepsy Society
Telephone: 0808 800 5050                          Telephone: 01494 601 392
Website: shop.epilepsy.org.uk                     Website: shop.epilepsysociety.org.uk/ 

MediPal                                                                                                     
Telephone: 0845 603 4604                                               
Website: medipal.org.uk 

Yellow Cross
Telephone: 01252 820 321
Website: www.yellowcross.co.uk                                                 

 

ID Jewellery

The MedicAlert Foundation                            Medi-Tag
Telephone: 01908 951045                             Telephone: 0121 200 1616
Website: medicalert.org.uk                             Website: medi-tag.co.uk  

SOS Talisman                                                Universal Medical ID
Telephone: 020 8554 5579                            Telephone: 0800 055 6504
Website: sostalisman.co.uk                            Website: IdentifyYourself.com 

ZAPTAG UK Ltd                                                                 
Telephone: 08456 120 510                             
Website: zaptag.com                                      

 
You may find these questions helpful to ask your clinician: 

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