Set up your Medical ID in the Health app on your iPhone

Medical ID helps first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock screen, without needing your passcode. They can see information like allergies and medical conditions as well as who to contact in case of an emergency. 

Set up your Medical ID

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2. Tap Edit. If asked, tap Edit Medical ID.
  3. To make your Medical ID available from the Lock screen on your iPhone, turn on Show When Locked. In an emergency, this gives information to people who want to help.
  4. Enter health information like your birth date, height, and blood type.
  5. Tap Done.
    Derek Parker's medical ID showing personal information.

Edit emergency contacts

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab. 
  2. Tap Edit, then scroll to Emergency Contacts.
  3. To add an emergency contact, tap the Add icon under emergency contacts. Tap a contact, then add their relationship. 
  4. To remove an emergency contact, tap the Remove icon next to the contact, then tap Delete.
  5. Tap Done.

Sign up to be an organ donor

In the United States, you can sign up to be an organ donor.

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2. Under Organ Donation, tap Sign Up with Donate Life.
    Organ Donation screen from the Health app.
  3. Fill out the registration form, then tap Continue.
  4. Confirm your registration, then tap Complete Registration with Donate Life.
  5. Tap Done.

You can edit your information with Donate Life at any time.

  1. Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab.
  2. Tap Edit, then tap Edit Organ Donation.
  3. Update your information. To remove your registration, tap Remove Me.
  4. Tap Update.

For information on Donate Life America’s privacy policy, visit their website.

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