COVID-19 File of Life Initiative

‘Help Our Heroes Help You’

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a version of our emergency medical information card for free.

Please click the link below and fill out this form for every member of your household.

Help our incredible health care workers and first responders to help you, when seconds count!


A Non-Profit Corporation Promoting Life-Saving Ideas

Your latest medical information – including allergies, medications, contact persons and more – all in one safe place. Recognized and Endorsed by Hospitals, EMTs, COAs, TRIAD’s, Municipal, Medical, Senior Citizen Organizations, Police, Sheriff’s, and Fire Departments.

Since 1995

A vast and increasing number of cities and towns have implemented the program.

Saves Critical Time

Your medical information written down and ready to be utilized immediately by the EMT's.

Benefits Everyone

Medical Emergencies can happen to anyone at any time.


The FILE OF LIFE FOUNDATION, Inc. is a non-profit corporation promoting life-saving ideas.

Why everyone should have their own File of Life:

Medical emergencies can happen anytime. When they do, there is confusion, panic and urgency. Paramedics arrive on the scene with no information about the person in need. Seconds count – they can make the difference between life and death. Does the patient have prior medical conditions? Allergies? What medications are they taking? Who do they want us to call? How do we contact their family or friends? File of Life puts these answers at their fingertips. It allows first responders to immediately begin the best possible treatment, notify loved ones, and pass this vital data on to awaiting physicians at the emergency room. File of Life has already saved thousands of lives. It is an absolute asset to emergency preparedness, and peace of mind, for every household and community across the nation.

The File of Life believes that everyone should receive prompt, quality medical care, especially when it matters most – in an emergency. Our product is designed to make the difference between life and death by providing absolutely vital information to first responders. File of Life strives to maintain an open dialogue with communities across America to provide the most up-to-date, effective products and information possible.
Around 5,000 communities across the United States have implemented a File of Life program since we were established in 1995. Our product is in 14 million homes nationwide with 50,000 being distributed last year alone. We are grateful for our millions of loyal, long-term customers and for the extensive coverage by major media outlets over the past 20 years. This has helped the File of Life brand develop into the familiar, lifesaving symbol that it now is.
The File of Life is recognized and endorsed by civic groups and medical organizations throughout the country, including: The American Red Cross, TRIAD, AARP, The National Sheriff’s Association, The National Council on Aging (N.C.O.A.), The National Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council, The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.).
The File of Life Foundation, Inc., is 100% American owned and operated. All of the File of Life products are 100% made in the USA.
years in business
sold last year
homes across the US

Thank you to Jessica Porter for this great report about the File of Life in Columbia, Missouri

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See what people have to say about us!

  • “Thank you for all you are doing. Your concern and dedication make a difference,” Crime Prevention Director for the National Sheriff’s Association, Betsy Cantrell
  • “This is a huge, huge life-saving project that can make minutes, even seconds count,” EMS Education Director, Stephanie Watson
  • “These cards can truly be the difference between life and death,” Lt. Special Operations/Paramedic, Amanda Tobin

Photo: Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier