How to get a free Medic Alert bracelet

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How to get a free Medic Alert bracelet
Medic Alert will immediately contact your family in an emergency. (Mary Turner/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Medic Alert membership provides a valuable service to those with medical conditions. If you are unable to speak for yourself, your Medic Alert bracelet can communicate pertinent information, such as food allergies or that you have heart disease or diabetes, to medical personnel. In addition to learning from the engraved markings on your bracelet, paramedics or other emergency services can call the Medic Alert hotline to learn more about your medical history. Medic Alert offers free memberships and bracelets to needy individuals with food allergies.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Complete the Medic Alert enrolment form (see Resources). Expect to provide basic contact information, such as your name and address, emergency contacts and information about your medical conditions. The emergency contacts listed here will be called when Medic Alert is informed of an emergency.

  2. 2

    Choose one of the bracelets shown on the enrolment form and enter payment information for the second year of membership. Expect to be charged a fee of £30 a year for your subscription renewal. Alternatively, you may check the box to instruct Medic Alert not to charge you automatically. If payment is not made on the renewal date, your membership will be cancelled.

  3. 3

    Write a brief statement requesting sponsorship due to financial hardship, and provide proof of hardship. You may provide proof of government assistance, a recent income tax return, a letter attesting to your inability to pay from a doctor, nurse or case worker, or proof of disability benefits.

  4. 4

    Post your completed form and supporting documentation to Medic Alert at Medic Alert House, 327-329 Witan Court, Upper Fourth Street, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EH. Wait for a response to see if you are granted a free one-year membership and bracelet.

Tips and warnings

  • Contact Medic Alert on 01908 951045 (UK) or +44 (0)1908 951045 (ROI) to discuss other payment options, if you do not have food allergies.

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