If your chronic medical condition requires that you receive special care from medical providers, your physician may recommend that you wear a medical identification (ID) bracelet. CVS can help you find a bracelet that appeals to your sense of style and fits comfortably. In this product selection, you'll find a diverse assortment of bracelets for men and women that can be professionally engraved with your medical information.
A medical ID bracelet is a piece of jewelry that is worn to notify first responders and medical providers in hospitals of an underlying medical condition. The bracelet indicates the person's medical concern or condition and may include their name, an emergency contact number and the name of the individual's physician. People with diabetes, heart conditions, allergies to medications and foods, cancer, dementia, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, vision or hearing impairment and other concerns may be advised to wear a medical ID bracelet. Organ donors and transplant recipients may also require an ID bracelet. If you're uncertain whether a medical ID bracelet is necessary for you, consult your health care provider. He or she can also give you advice about what information to include on your bracelet.
Most medical ID bracelets are engravable, so that medical information can be permanently displayed on the bracelet. With some bracelets, engraving is included. In these cases, it is necessary to get in touch with the manufacturer after purchase to arrange for engraving. With other medical ID bracelets, you'll need to take the bracelet to an engraver to have the jewelry customized yourself. Some bracelets simply have paper inserts that you can self-customize. You can read the product descriptions to find out more about whether engraving is included with any of the bracelets in this assortment.
Medical ID bracelets come in many designs with options that are designed especially for men or for women as well as styles that appeal to both. Medical ID bracelets are typically recognizable by the Star of Life, which also appears on the sides of most ambulances. The symbol is a six-pointed star with a snake-wrapped rod in the center.
Size is an important consideration when shopping for medical ID bracelets. A bracelet that is too loose may fall off, and one that is too tight can cause discomfort and even interfere with circulation. To ensure a good fit, it's a good idea to measure your wrist before you begin shopping for a medical ID bracelet.