Who needs MedicAlert®

If you have any medical condition or allergy that may put you at risk in an emergency or are taking ongoing medications, MedicAlert® is essential for you.

If you are traveling overseas MedicAlert® is also very valuable.

Every New Zealander who has a health record can now use MedicAlert®'s Service to access their MedicAlert® Patient Vitals Health Information.

MedicAlert® makes your vital personal and medical information available to Emergency Services - Worldwide.

By way of a quick (not all inclusive) guide, you need MedicAlert® if you have:

Medical conditions

  • Alzheimer's more....
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma (cold, allergy, exercise induced)
  • Autism, Aspergers
  • Cancer - Advanced directive on file
  • Diabetes
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Epilepsy, Seizure disorders
  • Haemophilia
  • Heart disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Language impaired (second language, stutter)
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • No speech
  • Renal Failure
  • Steroid therapy
  • Streptokinase
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Transient ischaemic attack


  • Anticoagulants more...
  • Beta Blockers
  • Chemotherapy
  • Epinephrine auto injector
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Insulin
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)
  • Steroid therapy
  • Streptokinase

Implants or devices

  • Artificial knees or hips more...
  • Artificial heart valve
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Contact lenses
  • Coronary stents
  • Hearing Aids
  • Lens implants
  • Insulin pump
  • Pacemaker
  • Stents, shunts, catheters, metal pins, plates or clips

Special needs or request

  • Do not resuscitate – Advanced Directive required more...
  • Organ Donor
  • Scuba Diver
  • No blood transfusions

Allergies to:

  • Eggs more...
  • Gluten
  • Fish
  • Milk/dairy
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts
Environment Insect/Animals Drugs
  • Penicillin more...
  • Morphine
  • Ceclor
  • Sulfur Drugs

MedicAlert® can give you peace of mind by alerting medical personnel to be aware of your needs in the event of an emergency