Creating an In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical ID

We are very excited that the iPhone's iOS 8 update includes a preinstalled Health app. Included within this app is a medical ID, which allows people who enable it to have their demographics, medical conditions, allergies, medications, and ICE contact information available to emergency personnel without a password.

Use this tutorial to activate this life-saving technological update.

  • Find the Health app either by swiping down on the middle of the home screen or swiping all the way to the left (depending on what version of iOS you have). The icon has a pink heart in the upper right hand corner.

  • Click the Health app, go to the bottom right of the screen, and click "Medical ID." There should be a star/snowflake-looking icon above it.

  • Click “Create Medical ID,” then enable "Show When Locked." This will allow someone to access your basic information and whatever you choose to put in the Medical ID without entering your password. EMTs are now being trained to look for this in unresponsive patients. If something happens when you are running, eating in the cafeteria, or just walking through campus without other identification, emergency responders will have access to helpful information that you may not be able to give at the time.

  • Click "edit" in the upper right hand corner to input valuable information. Fill in as many of the fields as you can, especially the most vital, such as Allergies, Medications, Emergency Contact, and Medical Conditions.

  • When you’re finished, click "done" in the upper right hand corner to save your information.