Emergency Information Vial
When you need emergency assistance, having your medical history and medicine information in one place, may save your life!
What is it?
The Vial of Life program is being reintroduced to Haldimand and Norfolk in conjunction with first responders and community partners. The program allows individuals to have their most up to date pertinent medical information in their home for paramedics to reference during an emergency. Paramedics can then assess and apply the most appropriate care and drug treatment as quickly as possible increasing the patient’s chances of a more positive outcome In an emergency, time is of the essence. If you are unable to communicate with this Vial Program, the first paramedics can gather vital medical information that could potentially save your life.
The local hospitals have agreed this would be a beneficial program.
Similar programs are available through fire and police departments and professional associations in Canada, the United States and other countries around the world.
How does it work?
The program is easy to follow:
Free Vial Pick Up Locations
- Initial Launch – Caledonia Fair and Norfolk Fair
- Police Departments
- Community Care Access Centre
- Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
- Pharmacies – to be confirmed
- Hospitals – to be confirmed