How to Create a Medical ID in Health on iPhone

Here is a guide on how to create a Medical ID in the Health app on iPhone. In the event of an accident or disaster, the emergency services want to be able to know your medical information so that they can help you.

Sometimes people have this information written on a document in their wallet or often they don't have it at all. This is a problem that can be fixed by using Health app on your iPhone.

How to Create a Medical ID in Health on iOS

Here are the steps to set up your own Medical ID on your iPhone.

Watch the video above for more information on the Medical ID feature in the Health app.

Create your medical ID

In order to create your medical ID card, you will need to make sure you have Health app installed on your device. If you don't, this is easily downloadable from the Application Store .

Once the Health app is open, tap Medical ID then Edit . You will now be able to enter your emergency contacts , health information including birth , weight and blood type and more. Enter data that you would be comfortable giving to a healthcare professional.

Create a Medical ID in the Health app

When you're happy with your entries, you'll also want to enable Show When Locked to make sure it shows up on your locked iPhone screen . In an emergency, you will want emergency services to still be able to access your medical information.

Fill in relevant medical information

When you're done with your information, including any notes you want to add about medications or conditions doctors need to know about, tap Done . Now that you have Show When Locked enabled , lock your device to show how your Medical ID will now be accessible to emergency personnel.

From your lock screen, tap your home button to reveal your password screen, then tap Emergency in the bottom left corner. You will see the Emergency Call screen appear and under the keypad on the left, Medical ID . Tapping on it will open a very simple screen displaying all the information you have added to your ID.

Display medical ID on lock screen

This is a great tool that Apple has implemented for their users so many times in emergency situations this information is not readily available from the patient. There are now many instances where these medical identifiers can be used to hopefully save more lives.