Kindly sponsored by Lions Clubs International

Our Early Start Programme protects vulnerable children living with medical conditions or allergies. Sponsored by Lions Clubs International, the programme provides free MedicAlert membership until their 10th birthday, along with a medical ID. 

For every 2 places that Lions Clubs International funds, we sponsor an additional place for the programme, helping to support more children around the UK with hidden medical conditions. 

"MedicAlert provides peace of mind when I'm not with my son. It is potentially lifesaving to have his medical needs on him." - Joseph's mum

How it works

The Lions Early Start Programme offers free membership every year for your child, up until their 10th birthday.

Membership provides your child with a personal online record to securely store their medical information, including their medical conditions, allergies, medications, history, emergency contacts and scanned documents, alongside directives or precautions to ensure no time is lost in an emergency.

Your child will also receive their first item of medical ID jewellery for free.

The disc on their jewellery will be engraved with their most vital information, their unique membership number and our 24/7 emergency helpline, so that first responders can access your child’s full record if necessary.


Who can apply?

Any child living in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland under the age of 10 is eligible for this programme. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note

Places for the scheme are limited and may not always be available due to funding. You may be placed on a waiting list if no spaces are available at the time of your application.

If you are a healthcare professional and believe a young patient under 10 would benefit from our Early Start Programme, please recommend their guardian reaches out to us

Providing peace of mind

Almost 400 vulnerable children have been supported by the Early Start Programme in the last 3 years alone.

Our member Eliana smiling: MedicAlert for Anaphylaxis to peanuts & various allergies


When Eliana was just 9 months old, she experienced a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis to peanuts.


Our member Miya riding a horse on a field: MedicAlert for Duplex kidneys & severe asthma


Miya was born with duplex kidneys, a complex condition that has required her to undergo five surgeries to date, with more to come.


Our member Imogen smiling wearing heart sunglasses and showing her pink MedicAlert Kids Silicone Bracelet: MedicAlert for Coeliac Disease


Imogen was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2022 when she was just 18 months old. Five months later, her family discovered MedicAlert.


Application Form

To sign your child up to this scheme, simply fill in our form below.

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