Emergency Cards

Where to Find Emergency Cards

The distinctive 5 by 8 inch emergency information cards are available at:

  • The Area Agency on Aging
  • Fire stations 
  • Home health care organizations 
  • A variety of public education events
  • Other agencies that focus on senior citizens and youth
  • Other health care providers
Yellow Emergency Card

Advantages to Using Emergency Cards

The cards allow individuals to enter vital personal, family, and medical information. The use of emergency cards has the following advantages:

  • When affixed with magnets to the refrigerator, they provide easy reference and retrieval by public safety personnel.
  • The cards provide important information for patient medical care, much like the Vial of Life program did many years ago and medical alert wrist bracelets do now.
  • They are easy to find in a highly visible location and more apt to be kept current.