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Medical ID Statistics & Facts (2023)

Discover the latest medical ID statistics and facts from the industry leader, American Medical ID.


What is a Medical ID?

A medical ID is a simple & practical way to communicate information to first responders in a medical emergency, typically in the form of a custom engraved bracelet or necklace.

What is typically engraved on a medical ID?

Medical conditions, drug and food allergies, prescribed medicines and emergency contacts can be engraved onto the surface of a medical ID bracelet or necklace.


What are the most common conditions or allergies engraved on a medical ID?

1.     Diabetes
2.    Allergies (food, drug, insect stings)
3.    Pacemakers
4.    Blood Thinners
5.    Epilepsy

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Who should wear a medical ID?

People with certain medical conditions wear medical IDs to alert emergency medical professionals in an emergency. Common examples include diabetes, food or drug allergies, bleeding disorders, cardiac problems, pacemakers, special needs children, and more.


How many people are searching for medical IDs every month?

In the United States, about 270,000 searches per month are conducted about medical IDs.


How much does a medical ID cost?

Medical IDs start around $20 for stainless steel, the most popular choice. For other metal types, such as titanium, sterling silver, and 14 karat gold, the price can vary greatly.

A benefit of wearing an American Medical ID bracelet or necklace is that there are no subscription fees or expenses attached to the initial purchase.


Can you use a Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account to purchase a medical ID?

Yes. Read our guide about how to use a flex spending account or health savings account to purchase a medical ID.


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