When you enroll in LegalVault, you will receive an Emergency Access Wallet Card which includes instructions for healthcare providers on obtaining your medical information and advance directives. Doctors or hospital administrators can obtain your healthcare information by signing into a secure online site using the pin number on your card or request that the information be faxed over to the hospital where you are receiving treatment. In addition to the instructions, your customized Wallet Card will include your name, emergency contact information, allergies, sponsoring law firm and a note where you can include some key information that you would want a healthcare provider to know in the event that you are unable to communicate effectively.
We’ve included a handful of important information that you might consider adding to the “Note” field of your Emergency Access Wallet Card.
- Primary care physician’s name and phone number
- Blood type
- A note about minor children or pets that may require immediate care
- Recent surgeries or major medical conditions (e.g. Pacemaker Inserted 2010 or Type II Diabetes)
- Organ donor status
- Special vision or hearing considerations
To add your customized note, be sure to include it on your LegalVault Enrollment Form or contact your sponsoring law firm for more information.