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MedicAlert ID: Choosing the Right ID for your Child

It’s that time of year again. Back to school. You think you’ve thought about everything. But have you thought about a MedicAlert ID?

You’ve purchased and labelled new school supplies, the school uniforms are organised and you’ve stocked the fridge ready to prepare school lunches (or are at least thinking about it).

The beginning of the year is often spent making sure our kids have everything they need for school, but what about their MedicAlert ID?

Wearing a MedicAlert ID gives parents and caregivers peace of mind should an emergency arise, it helps kids to feel safe and the school community to identify and manage a students’ health issues.

Designed especially for kids, MedicAlert ID’s children’s collection offers a large variety of fashionable and practical medical identification jewellery. From vibrant sports bands to gold-filled bracelets, there’s a unique product for every boy or girl.

Here’s what you need to consider when selecting the best MedicAlert ID for your child.

What is the best type of MedicAlert ID?

Due to choking hazard necklaces are not suitable for children under 12.  Therefore MedicAlert advises a bracelet or band style for younger kids.

What type of material?

Kids can be active! That’s why MedicAlert IDs are made from the toughest materials. All IDs are made from durable, non-allergenic stainless steel and are designed to be worn 24/7. There is a range of band styles to choose from to suit every child and their activities including stainless steel chains, nylon sports bands, easy-flex silicone bands, rope and braided bands and even 9 carat gold bracelets. MedicAlert offer a range of materials to ensure kids with metal or fabric allergies are catered for. Bands come in a range of colours and patterns, with some being interchangeable so kids can switch up their look.

What size MedicAlert?

MedicAlert IDs come in a range of sizes. It’s important to make sure the ID fits your child properly so that it is secure, comfortable and to prevent it from falling off. To ensure an accurate fit, measure your child’s wrist using their measuring instructions.

  • Choosing an ID that grows with your child is a good idea:
    • Sports and silicone bands are interchangeable.
    • Gold bracelets can upsize by adding extra links.
    • Curb chain bracelets have a safety clasp that makes it more difficult to remove. This is good if you’re concerned your child may try to take their ID off.

What to engrave?

Medical ID engraving is free and customised to your individual needs. A unique membership number, your child’s health conditions or specials needs, and our 24/7 emergency response service number will be engraved on the back of their ID. The amount of space for this will be determined by the size of the ID you select.

MedicAlert has engraving standards and guidelines to make sure that engraving and the terminology of the medical condition, medications or allergies are easy to read and understood in an emergency.

What does MedicAlert membership include?

MedicAlert Foundation offers more than medical identification jewellery. When you purchase a genuine MedicAlert product, you’re also investing in a vital MedicAlert membership. Together with your child’s ID, our membership provides them with complete protection in an emergency.

A MedicAlert membership will give your child access to our 24/7 emergency response service. What this means is if a healthcare professional requires more information, the MedicAlert response team can provide it to them by accessing their secure MedicAlert electronic health record. This helps to determine appropriate treatment or medication management.

Membership also provides you with exclusive offers, unlimited wallet and fridge cards listing your child’s details, secure online access to their health records and support from our membership services team. By becoming a member, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re taking control of your child’s health. Learn more about the MedicAlert membership benefits.

 Special Offer

MedicAlert currently have a special Back to School offer. You can save 20% off any products in the Kids Collection plus receive FREE postage.

Visit www.medicalert.org.au/products/kids and use the promotion code B2SCHOOL at the check out to save.

If you need some advice, feel welcome to contact MedicAlert’s helpful team who will clarify any questions you may have to ensure your child loves their ID. Call their member services team on 1800 88 22 22 or email [email protected]

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