File of Life
Even before an emergency happens, you can take a lifesaving step thanks to a national program called “File of Life.” Just fill out a File of Life form, slide it into its magnetized holder, and stick it on your refrigerator.
The form covers everything from allergies, medical conditions and prescriptions, to blood type and special needs such as hearing aids. Ambulance teams know to look on the fridge when they arrive at a house, and can share information with the hospital en route.
Greenwich Hospital gives a File of Life kit to every patient discharged home.
You can also contact your local ambulance company for the File of Life:
- Greenwich EMS: 203-637-7505.
- Port Chester-Rye-Ryebrook EMS supplies the File of Life form along with a container that you keep in the freezer. Paramedics know where to look. Call 914-939-8112.