Sponsored Services

Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide our lifesaving services for individuals like you who may be facing financial hardship. The sponsored services include one free medical ID product valued up to $25 and a suite of "My MedicAlert" services which are connected to your medical ID for a three-year term. This is a one-time benefit and future products will need to be purchased individually, or may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Each Sponsored individual receives three years of sponsored services after which time we require all sponsored individuals to resubmit financial hardship. ** If you are requesting a sponsorship on behalf of a child in need, please disregard the financial requirements and instead send us a brief letter providing information on their medical needs, together with their enrollment or renewal form.

Additional services can be purchased, including medical document storage, for a minimal fee. Please contact us at 800-432-5378 or via online chat at www.medicalert.org to make a purchase or to upgrade your services.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. A completed MedicAlert® Foundation enrollment form.
  2. A brief statement from the individual requesting the sponsorship and one item from #3 below -- or a brief statement from one of the following written on their agencies’ letterhead, attesting to your inability to afford the service fees because you receive assistance from one of the government programs (stating the program) listed in #3 -- so we can make an informed decision. Please note – if the brief statement is from one of the following and they indicate the individual is receiving any of the programs listed in #3 – additional proof of hardship/income is not needed.
    • Doctor (physician’s prescription pad is acceptable)
    • Copy of your MediCal Card (if California based)
    • Copy of your food stamp program assistance
    • Copy of your current-year SSD (Social Security Disability) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) determination letter with dollar amount.
  3. ONE of the following proofs of hardship/income:
    State or federal government public assistance program such as:
    • Copy of your Medicaid Card
    • Copy of your MediCal Card (if California based)
    • Copy of your food stamp program assistance
    • Copy of your current-year SSD (Social Security Disability) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) determination letter with dollar amount.

    Please mail to Sponsorship Service Program, c/o MedicAlert® Foundation
    2323 Colorado Ave., Turlock, CA 95382 or use our secured fax at 209-417-3762

PROGRAM LIMITATIONS

As a nonprofit organization, MedicAlert Foundation reserves the right to modify this program to assure fairness in its implementation as well as adequate annual funding. Although MedicAlert Foundation’s intent is to extend sponsored services to anyone who needs our emergency medical information service but cannot afford it, the number of sponsored individuals annually are limited to the resources available from donations received on behalf of this program.