The Sheriff’s Office regularly visits senior centers, VFW halls and other community groups to provide emergency medical alert ID cards. The cards contain important information such as their identity, personal doctors, next of kin, medical conditions and medications, and who to contact in case of an emergency. The cards are meant to be carried at all times to assist emergency services personnel in providing the best possible care in the event the individual is unable to communicate their needs and other critical information*.
* While the cards may help in an emergency, they cannot be used for official identification purposes since they are only as accurate as the information provided by the applicant. The County of Suffolk, the Office of the Suffolk County Sheriff and his Deputies and Officers cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information.