Medic Alert Foundation Canada (MedicAlert), a trusted brand for medical ID’s among paramedics, police, and other emergency responders, has a special program to provide Department of National Defence (DND) military and civilian personnel with free MedicAlert service and an initial MedicAlert ID.
“One out of three Canadians have a condition, allergy or special need that emergency responders need to know about when seconds matter most. And today, more than one million Canadians have relied on the MedicAlert ID and 24/7 Emergency Hotline service to speak for them,” said Monica Andrus Marketing Manager, MedicAlert Foundation Canada.
Services include the 24/7 Emergency Hotline that relays medical information to emergency responders within an average of five seconds of a call in 140 languages; the use of globally accepted medical terminology for easy communication; and notification to family members in case of an emergency. Emergency responders can also access up-to-date medical profiles.
A discounted offer is extended to family members of DND personnel that includes free MedicAlert ID and shipping.
In addition, veterans who receive benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada may be eligible for coverage for MedicAlert ID and services.
MedicAlert offers special rates and financial assistance program to ensure veterans who have medical conditions have access to the services they need.
“MedicAlert can let you live your life with the added confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re protected when it matters most,” said Andrus.
To learn more about MedicAlert’s offer or to register visit the MedicAlert website.