MedicAlert

For the last 40 years Lions Clubs International and MedicAlert have been working together to give people the protection needed to live life to the full. The MedicAlert Foundation is a registered charity that provides a life-saving identification system for people with hidden medical conditions and allergies.

MedicAlert imageMedicAlert, founded in America in 1956 by Dr M Collins after his daughter almost died following an allergic reaction to the horse serum used in routine tetanus antitoxin test, was brought to the UK as a special project of the British Isles & Ireland Lions Clubs in the early 1960's. Today MedicAlert is a non-profit making, registered charity that works independently with the invaluable support of Lions. Lions support MedicAlert by distributing leaflets and posters to doctor's surgeries, pharmacies and hospital waiting rooms as well as actively promoting the organisation within the community and where possible provide people on limited income with sponsored membership.

How does MedicAlert work?

Becoming a member of MedicAlert lets you live life safe in the knowledge that you'll be protected in an emergency.

Who needs Medic Alert?

It is estimated that 1 in 4 Britons has a long term nedical condition controlled by medication and other therapies and millions of people suffer from allergies. People who benefit from the peace of mind and protection of MedicAlert's potentially life-saving service include:

How to become a member?

Joining is quick and easy -  join now by calling Freephone 0800 521420 during office hours, Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm. The Membership Services team will take your payment and record all your personal details.

A Catalogue and application form can be obtained locally at the Okehampton Medical Centre, Lloyds Chemist, Boots Chemist  or by contacting us via this site, phoning us 0845 833 6725 or you can call Medic Alert Freephone 0800 581420 or by visiting the MedicAlert website www.medicalert.org.uk


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