What is MedicAlert?
The goal of MedicAlert is to make a difference in the lives of children and youth with mental health challenges by ensuring that in an emergency, their mental health needs are addressed and vital information is accessible to first responders and healthcare professionals. In some cases, children or youth may not be able to communicate in a crisis meaning MedicAlert can communicate on their behalf.
You can register information like the contact details of parents or family members, your child's diagnosis, a care plan, medications needed or comforting measures to help your child in a time of need – all accessible to first responders and health professionals through a MedicAlert bracelet worn by your child. This also works if your family travels abroad.
If you're child doesn't want to wear a bracelet, there is also the option of a tag that can be worn on a bag or shoe, or a wallet card.