In the time you’ve had your smartphone, you may have noticed that 1) it does not place ICE contacts at the top of the Contact list, instead treating ICE contacts like any other, 2) new users (i.e. medical personnel) may not know how to view contacts, even if they are able to slide and unlock your phone, and 3) a locked phone with a passcode does not allow users to access any information, even in case of an emergency.
This is where the Sherman Health ICE App comes in. Free to download, it easily stores emergency contacts in your phone so others can know who to call In Case of Emergency (ICE). It also gathers important health related information about the phone’s owner such as medical conditions, medications, and allergies.
Functional even on a locked phone
Medical personnel are trained to look for a cell phone and find ICE contacts if the situation calls for it. Typically, a locked phone that requires a passcode to access means they will not know who to call.
With Sherman’s ICE App, your key emergency contact person’s name and phone number are displayed as a banner on your phone’s wallpaper. Medical personnel will know who to call even if your phone requires a passcode.
Two Emergency Contact slots
There are slots ready for you to fill in with the names and phone numbers of your primary and secondary contacts. A photo of each can also appear next to the information.
As you fill in the contact information, you will also be given the option to display the name and phone number as a banner on your phone’s wallpaper.
Declare your medical conditions
Medical personnel may need to know a bit more about you after absorbing your ICE contact information. Upon loading up the app, they’ll see the following message: “The owner of this phone has the following conditions:”
From arthritis to vertigo, medical personnel will be aware of any conditions you have.
Declare your medications, display map to Sherman Hospital
Much like your medical conditions, your medications could be vital information to medical personnel. Find the medications you’re taking from the extensive list on Sherman’s ICE App.
Finally, a map to Sherman Hospital will be displayed based on your phone’s current location.
Download the Sherman Health ICE App here. It’s free to download, and can be found in the iTunes store.
The app will take minutes for you to set up, seconds for medical personnel to absorb, and could wind up saving your life.