File of Life

Prepare now for medical emergency

A medical emergency can happen anytime, anywhere. If you’re alone, the panic, fear and confusion can be overwhelming. That’s why the South Orange Health Department urges participation in the File of Life program for senior citizens and anyone whose medical facts will be critical to first responders.

File of Life is a three-part medical information packet containing your medical history, current medications, physicians and emergency contact numbers. The packet includes:

  1. A medical information card, stored in a clearly marked, magnetized, red vinyl case placed on your refrigerator door.
  2. An identical card for your vehicle.
  3. A visible sticker for your front door telling emergency responders a complete File of Life is inside on the refrigerator door.

The File of Life packet is available at no cost.  Call the South Orange Department of Health at (973) 378-7715, x7710, or go to the office at 76 South Orange Avenue, Suite 302