Ensuring the safety of expats living in Spain


If you have a medical condition or allergies, it's important to have peace of mind that you will get the right treatment and quickly when needed, should the unexpected happen while living abroad.

Those who have particular medical requirements are likely to feel more vulnerable if they don’t have the security blanket of a reliable emergency service for when they need it most.

So, how can you ensure your health is in safe hands while living abroad?

Wear your medical history on your wrist

Expats no longer need to find themselves in life-threatening situations struggling to communicate in our increasingly technical world. One solution to this problem is the life-saving medical ID jewellery offered by the MedicAlert charity.

The jewellery is engraved with your personal ID number meaning the doctor and emergency services, wherever you happen to be living in the world, has instant access to your medical information. Furthermore, this life-saving accessory is backed up by a 24/7 emergency response line, to ensure that your vital information is communicated for you.

The ID discs can be engraved with:

  • Medical conditions
  • Allergies
  • Medication information
  • Vulnerabilities

Your unique customer number will also be engraved on the bracelet, meaning that emergency services can access your detailed medical information which is stored on a secure database.

The 24/7 emergency response line is operated by the London Ambulance Service and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This emergency phone number accepts reverse call charges and can assist in over 100 languages.

Our charity understands that emergency medical treatment needs to be fast and accurate. Your bracelet will ensure that happens for any medical condition or vulnerability.

This article was submitted by The MedicAlert Foundation 

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