I Have Peace of Mind with Telus Health Emergency Profile

My life changed completely on December 11, 2005. That was the day that my chronic pelvic pain began seemingly out of nowhere. Since then I’ve been to numerous doctors and tried many therapies and medication. I’m much more conscious about the importance of taking care of your health. We are given one body and it’s up to us to treat it well and make sure we take care of ourselves.

Recently, I learned about the Emergency Profile from Telus Health who is in partnership with the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation. It’s basically an online service where you can organize all your important health information conveniently into one spot in case of a medical emergency. There’s a printable wallet card that you can carry with you with just in case. Plus, it’s free to sign up!

For me personally, the Emergency Profile brings me peace of mind. I have listed my medications and my latex allergy as well as my health condition. I feel much better knowing that health care providers will know about my condition and my allergies just in case I’m not able to tell them. I travel alone quite a bit and this information is definitely crucial should something happen to me!

It’s also a good thing to have as a parent. My kids go to their grandparents in Ontario for part of the summer and I’m able to share their Emergency Profile with my mom and dad. You can also share it electronically (or print it out) with babysitters, daycare, teachers or whomever you think needs this information. Plus, your information is secure and safe thanks to Microsoft Health Vault.

How to Sign Up

It’s so easy to create your Emergency Profile!

1. Visit www.emergencyprofile.com
2. Click on “Get started”
3. Enter basic information
4. Enter health information and emergency contacts
5. Save information
6. View, print and share information

I was extremely impressed when I was filling out my profile. My medications and the dosages popped right up as I started typing in the first few letters and then I just had to click it to add it in. However, the biggest thing that impressed me is that my health condition was listed! Seriously almost everyone I talk to (including medical professionals) have never even heard of vulvodynia, but there it was when I started typing in the first few letters!

After you create your Emergency Profile, check out myhealthreference.com. It has a wealth of health-related information with information about various conditions/diseases, medications, quizzes & tools and even a tool to check your symptoms! I’ve bookmarked this page because I can see myself coming back and using it for reference.

I encourage you to set up your Emergency Profile and have peace of mind knowing that your information is available in case something happens.

Comments

  1. JENNIFER HART says

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS PROGRAM-I AM GOING TO SIGN UP TODAY. ANOTHER THING THIS IS USEFUL FOR IS WHEN YOU NEED TO GO TO THE MEDICAL CLINIC THEY ALWAYS ASK YOU TO WRITE DOWN WHAT MEDICATIONS YOU ARE TAKING-I TAKE QUITE A LOAD MYSELF -I COULD GIVE THEM THIS INSTEAD! ALSO GOOD IF YOU ARE LOOKING AFTER SENIORS-NICE TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TAKING IN CASE YOU HAVE TO TAKE THEM TO THE HOSPITAL.

    • says

      In Canada, our health care is provided by the government thankfully. I feel for the people in the USA without a plan. I know the costs are enormous!

  2. Jeannette Laframboise says

    Wow, that is the first I have heard of this. (I generally hear about things like this 1st on your site) I am also in Canada and as a community nurse, this would be a great thing not only for my family and I but for the patients I see daily. Thanks for the info!

  3. Tammy S says

    I think these would be a great program. My doctors office just recently put our health records online with a similar program through hospitals. I love that they have your medical history.

  4. Sherry Compton says

    This isn’t available to me but sounds like a great idea. It is so important to have that information organized and handy. You never know when it will be needed. My daughter was recently in the hospital, and I wish her records would have been organized with all the information. We were so stressed and scared that we couldn’t think to answer their questions.

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