News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 8, 2013

Free Vial of Life kits available in Paris

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — In recognition of National Hospital Week in May, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will provide free Vial of Life kits to the community.

The kits allow individuals to have their complete medical information ready in their home for emergency personnel to reference during an emergency.

Kits will be available to the public in the Paris Family Medical Center on the following days:

• May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•  May 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Each vial consists of a magnetic frame that should be affixed to the person’s refrigerator at home.

 Inside the frame is paperwork that contains the individual’s complete medical information, including existing health conditions, medications, and insurance information.

 A photo is included with the paperwork, which is especially important if more than one person lives in the household.

 Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will take the photo and provide it free of charge when vials are picked up.

PCH/FMC also will provide special stickers to place on doors entering the home, which lets emergency personnel know that a Vial of Life is located within the residence.

For more information, contact Leighsa Cornwell at 217-465-2606, Ext. 228.