The File of Life (FOL) is a card that contains your medical information and tells who to call if there is an emergency. Having this information available will save time and can make a big difference. If you are not able to tell people who your doctor or emergency contacts are, what your medical conditions are and which prescriptions you take, they will be able to get this information from your FOL card.
The FOL card comes in a magnetic case that will stick to your refrigerator and a small card you can carry in your wallet or purse. It will make hospital admission easier and help make sure you get the right treatment in an emergency.
For assistance in obtaining a File of Life card call the Brookline Council on Aging at 617-730-2777.