Parkinson’s Identification Card

I Am Not Intoxicated. I Have Parkinson’s Disease.

“No, I’m not intoxicated. I have Parkinson’s.” I have not had to convince anyone of this notion, but I have known of people who have. A Parkinson’s identification card can ease the situation and get help. If you see me wobbling, stumbling, or unable to stand, I am in a “wearing off” period before my next round of medication. Give me a pill and 30 minutes later, I will walk normal.

A Parkinson’s card template is available to download or print from a variety of organizations. Several valuable facts are commonly included.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Doctor’s Contact
  • I have Parkinson’s statement
  • Symptoms
  • Medication

APDA Identification Card

The American Parkinson Disease Association offers a two-sided card. One side has basic  information for name, telephone, and emergency contact.

The reverse side includes the following: Please allow me time to communicate. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological movement disorder problem. I may slur my words, seem unsteady on my feet, or not be able to move at all. I am aware of what is going on. Please be patient with me.

The card template is available here.

Parkinson Foundation Identification Card

The National Parkinson Foundation card features a medical alert.

I have Parkinson’s disease which could make me move slowly and have difficulty standing or speaking. I am not intoxicated. Please call my family or physician for help.

Space is provided for name, emergency contact, and physician. This identification card has extensive information on medications that may be contraindicated in PD as well as considerations if the patient has a brain device.

The card template is available here.

Amazon Medical Alert Cards

Numerous examples are available on Amazon. The following economical two-sided card is printed on heavy card stock paper. Medical alert information can be entered on one side and emergency contacts provided on the other.

Parkinson’s Identification Card Tips

  • Print on card stock paper or laminate
  • Update changes as they occur
  • Carry in wallet
  • Check on card before travel
  • Replace if lost or illegible
  • Save these links for future reference

Thanks to Karen at K Bryson Art The Way I See It for asking for further ID card information after seeing the blog How to Travel Lightly with Parkinson’s.



Photo Credit: Louis Smit


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    • Robert r owcarz on June 18, 2023 at 8:17 pm
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    Please send me a card I have parkinsons disease robert r owcarz 49 male 714 roof avenue Romeoville illinois 60446

    1. Robert, I provide links to the card and you can download. I also identify some of the Parkinson’s groups that have cards.

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