What is The World Medical Card.
The World Medical Card® is a subscription service designed to provide you with a safer everyday life, and make health professionals able to support you fast and accurate should you find yourself in a situation where it’s required. You will have your own personal profile which can be accessed via app or browser. Enter your critical health information and keep it updated. You can chose to share your profile with relatives, travel partner or others you trust, so that they can be able to provide you with first line of support. Your medical information is coded according to World Health Organizations global standards (ICD-10, ATC) to ensure that your condition and requirement is understood by health professionals and pharmaceutical personnel all over the world. There is a built in translation function for 19 languages which will ease communication in relevant local terms. The World Medical Card makes it easy for health professionals to support you when needed.
In the app, you can store and update your health information and share your profile with family, friends and travel companions so that they can present this to health professionals should an emergency arise. You can also upload medical documents, such as vaccination certificates and donor cards, add contact information and emergency buttons to relatives.
With The World Medical Card® on mobile, you can also translate your allergies into 19 languages. The allergy lists have been developed in collaboration with leading Swedish and Norwegian allergists. We are proud to be able to offer our members a completely unique allergy list.
You can enter other important information such as eyesight prescriptions, travel insurance certificates, photos of non-prescription medicines – so that you can buy the same and anything else you think is important to you while abroad. Additionally, you will receive a physical card that you can take with you.
Register the name of your insurance company and the police number on “My page”, and this information will be printed on the outside of the card. The World Medical Card® will then function as a combined health and insurance card and provide maximum travel security.
We recommend that you always keep The World Medical Card® with your ID. The card is easily opened by tearing open the seal on the side of the card.
With The World Medical Card®, there is a unique password for emergency access to your profile. By using this, healthcare professionals can gain access to a read-only version of your online health profile. If you have entered additional information in “My documents” such as vaccination cards, X-rays or hospital records, health professionals will be able to read the documents there. The card has a separate field with contact information for your relatives.
The World Medical Card® on your mobile phone is extremely useful when you are traveling. It helps you communicate with people who do not speak the same language as you. In 19 languages, you can communicate your health profile and information about your relatives to health professionals. This way you will be able to avoid misunderstandings about your health and achieve fast and correct medical treatment. If you have allergies, it can be useful to use the mobile solution when you are at a restaurant to help avoid eating something you can not tolerate.
If you have more questions, you can read more in the FAQ!
The data you enter is stored safely and securely, and you can read more about in the Security and Privacy Regulation (GDPR) .
The World Medical Card® background The Norwegian/Swiss company World Medical Center is behind the work on the development of this international emergency card.
World Medical Center put together an outstanding team of experienced doctors in collaboration with faculty at the University of Bergen and the result was the World Medical Card®.
It’s now possible to always have important medical information at hand. The World Medical Card® makes it easy to communicate that information to medical personnel wherever you are in the world. This service is also on your mobile phone, online browser and as a personal physical card.
Lack of information about a patient’s medical history is one of the main reasons for delays and malpractice in emergency situations. Wrong diagnosis and incorrect treatment is a serious and complex problem worldwide, and it lead to unnecessary suffering and waste of resources.
We at The World Medical Card® are proud to have members in more than 27 countries, and we actively work to be able to offer our solution to everyone. Our unique service increases your safety and can save lives by letting you gather your personal and medical information in one place. The World Medical Card® works anywhere in the world – around the clock. Order your World Medical card now
WMC Technologies provides our customers with the highest level of security available for online data storage, including personal information and transactions.
All sensitive information shared between your computer and our server is encrypted via extended SSL. Our Extended (Extended validation – EV) SSL-certificate is provided by GlobalSign. This certification ensures that all information transferred is safe and protected from third parties.
The World Medical Card® uses a technology called EV SSL (Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer). SSL comprises a set of rules used by computers linked to the internet. These rules include:
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