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Medication Wallet Card

The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

$29.95 Sale price Set of 10 Identical Cards
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Medication Wallet Card

The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

$29.95 Sale price Set of 10 Identical Cards
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What they don't know can kill you.

The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

Saved by his medication wallet card

Norman hit his head on the door of his pickup. Within a few days his neighbor noticed he was acting strangely, walking with a limp, and unable to form words. The first thought was that he had a stroke. He was immediately taken to the local hospital where a CT scan revealed a subdural hematoma, which is a collection of blood within the cranium that was putting pressure on his brain. The local hospital was not equipped to deal with neurosurgery, so Life Flight transported Norman to a major medical center.

When Norman arrived in the Emergency Room, medical personnel searched his wallet for his ID and insurance card. Here they found a medication card and noted that he was taking Apixaban, also known as Eliquis.

Because the ER nurse found Eliquis on Norman’s medication card, surgery was delayed for three days in order to allow for the medication to get out of his system. A craniotomy was performed and the hematoma was removed. The good news is that Norman is healthy and back to walking his dog every day. However, if surgery had been performed immediately, as is the standard of care in that situation, Norman most likely would have died on the operating table due to uncontrollable bleeding.

The Communication Challenge

Medical providers and pharmacists frequently fail to communicate with each other about medications, and most healthcare facilities use different medical records systems, which do not share information. This puts us all at risk. The medication wallet card helps promote safer medical visits by giving you a very simple and effective way of informing your health providers and pharmacists about every pill you take.

When you sign-up with PAA you create a medication profile by entering your current medications, as well as whatever natural supplements you take.

Your PAA Medication Profile information comes to you in the easy to read report and as a set of 10 medications cards that can conveniently be carried and given to your medical providers and pharmacists. This set of 10 cards is printed on a durable material that will not easily fold or be damaged, and is mailed directly to your home.

Free updates for a year

Free updates for a year

Protect yourself from medication errors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Justin Groode
Dr. Justin Groode Answers

Justin received his medical degree from Columbia University’s joint program in international health with Ben-Gurion University in Israel.  He then completed an internship in medicine with Harvard Medical School, at the Cambridge Hospital, and residency in family medicine with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

It is a very thin and durable card, equivalent in size to a business card that fits perfectly in a wallet. Medication cards should be given to each healthcare provider and pharmacy, so that everyone involved in your healthcare is on exactly the same page with regard to your medications, dosages, and any potentially life threatening allergic reactions you may have.

Medication cards are most useful when in the Emergency Room (ER), where the doctors may need to urgently know what daily medications you take or perhaps what medications you may have missed and need immediately. When in the ER or in any healthcare setting, it can be difficult to remember the names and dosages of each pill you take. This is especially true in a stressful circumstance, or when there is pain, trauma, confusion, or perhaps even unconsciousness. The Covid-19 pandemic has further complicated communication between patients and their providers, due to restrictions in visitors and guests. A person's spouse or children may not be permitted into the ER or hospital with them, making it that much more challenging to convey important information such as medications and allergies.

One of the biggest weaknesses of the healthcare system in the US is the fact that most hospitals and doctor-offices use different electronic medical record software. The different systems rarely share information with each other. So doctors, pharmacies, and other providers frequently fail to have any communications about medications. This lack of communication puts people at risk. People also use different pharmacies for different medications, which means the pharmacists won't know if they are filling a prescription for a drug that might interact with something else you're taking. Mistakes are incredibly easy to make in the medical field, and happen more often than you'd believe. Carrying a medication card in your wallet can save your life or the life of a loved one.

Yes, you could in fact keep a folded piece of paper in your wallet with your medications listed on it. However, in reality nobody actually does that, and even if you were to do it, there is no guarantee that the paper would be found by the ER nurse looking for your ID and insurance card in your wallet. And even if the nurse miraculously finds the piece of paper, there's no way to know that he or she will be able to read each medication and drug allergy listed. Our medication cards are paper thin but incredibly strong and tear proof, water proof, and printed in large easy to read font. The card should be placed directly behind your ID or insurance card, so that it will be identified right away in the emergency room, and will be easy to read for any of your providers. Also, because it is so thin and light, it won't bulk-up and weigh-down your wallet. For each order we send 10 identical medication cards, so that you'll have enough for all of your providers, pharmacists, and loved ones who are involved in your care in some way.

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Jon T Verified Reviewer
02/17/2021

I got my mother one of these cards and don't know how I didn't think of this sooner. Half an ounce of prevention is so worthwhile.

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Alex B Verified Reviewer
12/29/2020

I would of paid more if it cost more as it only takes one time to see the immense value this brings and the potential life it can safe.

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Roger D Verified Reviewer
12/23/2020

Patient Advocate Alliance’s COVID-19 resource board has been tremendous help in getting factual, peer supported information on the pandemic. The media seems to be awash in conflicting and sensationalized information, so I appreciate having a goto resource that provides me with the most up to date and accurate data to protect myself and my family. Thank you for putting this all in one place and explaining the issues in an accessible format. Now, with the emergence of “MIS-C” I hope you can include information on this new syndrome and what parents should know as well. Thank you for making this information available to the public—I’ve recommended the site to other family as an excellent resource.

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Sharon B Verified Reviewer
12/14/2020

As a retired Emergency Room physician I know first hand how dangerous it can be when a doctor doesn’t know all of a patient’s medications, doses, and drug allergies. A medication card is such a simple solution, yet hardly anybody carries one in their wallet, and most people don’t remember all of their medications and dosages. I also support the other patient advocacy aspects of this company. Our current healthcare system leaves many individuals struggling to pay their medical bills and sometimes unable to get optimal care. Patient Advocate Alliance is doing something worthwhile and important.

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Alba T Verified Reviewer
12/10/2020

I am grateful to PAA for answering my questions about Medicare’s extremely confusing supplemental plans. This has helped immensely in making the right selection for my individual needs. Their services are very valuable and anyone can benefit from contacting them as a resource.

So thankful for their assistance!