The Vial of Life program is a
community outreach service of Texas Health Harris Methodist
In an emergency, time is crucial.
The "Vial of Life" kit enables emergency responders to quickly
locate helpful information regarding your medical history.
Emergency responders, firefighters, paramedics, and police are
trained to look for the "Vial of Life" sticker and obtain
information from the Vial.
The kit contains:
A Vial in which to store the
medical information form and any advanced directive form you
wish to include.
A Medical Information Form.
Complete this form immediately and place it in the Vial. For
advanced directives information, visit
We encourage you to enlist the
help of medical personnel to insure accuracy. If you need a
physician referral, visit TexasHealth.org/FindaPhysician.
One is already on the Vial.
Be sure you write your name on this sticker.
Place one on the front door
of your residence.
Place the other one on the
upper outside corner of your refrigerator.
Once you have your kit, please
take the time to complete the medical information form with
current information, and then update that information each time
you change the batteries in your home smoke detector.
Then put the Vial in the top shelf
on the inside of the refrigerator door. That way, your health
care team will know where to find the most current information
about you when you need help in a hurry!
If you would like to request a
Vial of Life, follow
this link or call 1-877-THR-WELL.