Get Prepared

Plan for medical needs

  • Write down crucial medical information to carry with you, including contact information for your doctors and any medications you take with names and dosages.

  • Identify someone you trust and arrange for them to have access to your medical information.  If you are detained, you may need this person to provide it to your lawyer to support your legal case or to advocate for your proper medical care.  

  • To do this, consider signing a HIPAA form, giving them access to your medical files and allowing your doctors to communicate with them about your medical needs.