FAQ

General Questions

  • What are the biggest benefits and why should I get a VeriMed microchip?
  • Can the VeriMed microchip really save my life?
  • What information does the VeriMed microchip contain?
  • If I decide that I don’t want the VeriMed microchip, is it removable?
  • Am I a candidate? Or is my loved one a candidate?
  • Who can access my information?
  • Can I be tracked because of the microchip?
  • Is the microchip MRI compatible?
  • How does VeriMed compare to other forms of medical identification?

Registration and Initial Information

  • How can I find a doctor trained in the VeriMed procedure?
  • Where do I begin?
  • How do I register?
  • Why are two other copies attached to the registration form?
  • What do I do with the registration form?
  • How do I get my VeriMed identification number (ID)?
  • If I misplace my copy of the registration, how can I receive another copy?
  • Is there a registration fee?
  • Can I register electronically?
  • How do I find out when I am registered?
  • How do I check the status of my registration?
  • How do I complete my registration if my form is returned to me?
  • Why haven’t I heard back about the status of my registration?
  • What am I able to do once I am registered?  

Logging Into Your Account

  • How long will the registration take before I am able to log in? 
  • What do I need in order to log in?
  • How and when do I get my temporary password?
  • How do I set and change my password?
  • What should I do if I forget my password?
  • What should I do if I forget my ID number?

Editing and Viewing Your Information

  • How do I view my information?
  • What is the official website address?
  • What should I do if I have trouble accessing the website?
  • Why can’t I access my information?
  • What information is available on the VeriMed Patient Registry?
  • How can I edit my general information?
  • What information, other than the information on the registration form, can I maintain in the VeriMed Patient Registry?
  • Can I view and edit my information by some other means, if I do not have internet access?

General Questions

Q1 What are the biggest benefits and why should I get a VeriMed microchip?
a1 In an emergency situation the VeriMed microchip is able to provide emergency healthcare professionals with vital information about you very rapidly to save time and reduce the potential for errors.

VeriMed provides:

  • 24/7 patient identification — VeriMed speaks for you when you are unable to do so
  • Rapid, accurate medical information retrieval by healthcare professionals
  • Connectivity between you, your primary physician, and your loved ones
  • Discretion — no one will be able to tell that you have a VeriMed microchip
  • A painless and reversible procedure
  • The first and only FDA cleared medical device of its kind
Q1 Can the VeriMed microchip really save my life?
a1 According to the American Medical Association, there were 98,000 deaths in the U.S. last year due to medical mistakes. VeriMed provides important information that is immediately available to emergency department physicians and nurses to provide information in an emergency situation.
Q1 What information does the VeriMed microchip contain?
a1 The VeriMed microchip contains a unique 16-digit VeriMed number. This number enables healthcare professionals to obtain your vital medical information through a highly secure online database. No other information is contained on the microchip for privacy reasons.
Q1 If I decide that I don’t want the VeriMed microchip, is it removable?
a1 Yes, the VeriMed microchip is removable.
Q1 Am I a candidate? Or is my loved one a candidate?
a1 Anyone 12 years of age or older is a candidate for VeriMed. Just about anyone can benefit, especially if you have:

  • Chronic diseases such as cerebrovascular disease (e.g. stroke), coronary artery disease (heart disease), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (e.g. COPD, asthma), diabetes, or seizure disorders (e.g., Epilepsy)
  • Cognitive impairment (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease or dementia) or developmental disabilities
  • Complex medical device implants, such as pacemakers, stents, joint replacements, or orthopedic hardware
  • Organ transplant(s)
Q1 Who can access my information?
a1 Only authorized healthcare professionals equipped with a VeriMed reader will be able to access your information. They must also have a username and password to gain access to the secure VeriMed database.
Q1 Can I be tracked because of the microchip?
a1 No. The VeriMed microchip is not a GPS device. The microchip uses passive RFID technology and needs a reader to activate it with a low power, low frequency electromagnetic field. The reader must be within 3.5 inches of the microchip to read it.
Q1 Is the microchip MRI compatible?
a1 Yes, patients with the VeriChip microchip may safely undergo MRI diagnostics.
Q1 How does Verimed compare to other forms of medical identification?
a1

Current Solution

Inefficiencies/Problems

MedicAlert bracelets
  • Removable from patient
  • Minimal medical information
  • Not linked to hospital database
Health information wallet cards
  • May not be with patients
  • Difficult for hospital staff to locate
Biometric identification systems
  • Data results in false positives
  • Cost prohibitive
Key-fobs
  • Software-specific platforms
Registration and Initial Information
Q1 How can I find a doctor that is trained in the VeriMed procedure?
a1 Simply call our VeriMed Customer Service toll-free at 866.403.2447 (US) to find a physician in your area.
Q1 Where do I begin?
a1 When you have the VeriMed insertion procedure, you will receive the VeriMed Patient Registration Form. The first step is to complete the form to establish your personal account. After completing the registration form, the VeriMed microchip will be gently placed just under the skin in the back of your upper right arm via a quick and painless injection procedure.
Q1 How do I register?
a1 Simply complete the Patient Registration Form and submit it to your doctor who will review it to make sure the information is complete and correct. The white copy of the form will be sent to VeriChip Corporation by your doctor and your account will be established. The pink copy is for your records. Please keep the pink copy for your records and put it in a safe location. The yellow copy will be mantained by your physician and we ask that you request it be kept in your permanent file.
Q1 Why are two other copies attached to the registration form?
a1 The yellow copy is to remain with your physician. The pink copy is for you to keep.
Q1 Do I have to send in the registration form?
a1 No. Your doctor’s office will send your registration in to VeriChip Corporation.
Q1 How do I get my VeriMed identification number (ID)?
a1 The VeriMed identification number is the unique 16-digit number at the top right corner of the Patient Registration Form which was provided to you when you received the VeriMed microchip. It is the same number that is contained on your microchip.
Q1 If I misplace my copy of the registration, how can I receive another copy?
a1 You can acquire another copy of your registration form by logging on to the VeriMed Patient Registry. You will be asked to provide your VeriMed ID and password. You will then be able to print a copy of your account registration form. Or you may contact Customer Service toll-free at 866.402.2447.
Q1 Is there a registration fee?
a1 No. There is a subscription of $9.95 USD / monthly ( US ), with a two-year subscription.
Q1 Can I register electronically?
a1 Patients are not able to register electronically. To register, simply complete the form given to you when you receive the VeriMed microchip.
Q1 How do I find out when I am registered?
a1 When your registration form has been submitted and processed, you will be contacted by VeriChip Corporation, via e-mail and mail, as to the status of your account.
Q1 How do I check the status of my registration?
a1 Your doctor’s office has the ability to retrieve your records and provide you with your status.
Q1 How do I complete my registration if my form is returned to me?
a1 A copy of your Patient Registration Form was sent to you to verify the information. In some cases, additional information is needed to finalize your registration process. In that case, you may receive a follow-up letter explaining the additional information needed to ensure your file is complete.
Q1 Why haven’t I heard back about the status of my registration?
a1 If you have not yet heard back from VeriChip, your registration form is probably being processed. When your registration information has been verified, you will be notified via mail and/or e-mail, depending on which contact method you chose on your registration form. There is also a possibility your electronic mail provider may have encountered some type of problem.
Q1 What am I able to do once I am registered?
a1 Once you are registered, you will be able to view and edit the information available online, by logging onto the VeriMed Patient Registry. This is normally completed a few weeks after you submit your form.

Logging Into Your Account
Q1 How long will the registration take before I am able to log in?
a1 When your information has been verified and accepted, a temporary password will be sent to you. You can log in as soon as you have both your VeriMed ID and your password.
Q1 What do I need in order to log in?
a1 In order to log in to the website, you need your unique 16-digit VeriMed ID number corresponding to your VeriMed microchip, and a temporary password given to you along with a copy of your registration form via mail and/or e-mail upon completion. The VeriMed ID number is the 16-digit number at the top right corner of the Patient Registration Form which was provided to you when you received the VeriMed microchip.
Q1 How and when do I get my temporary password?
a1 Your temporary password is sent via mail and/or e-mail, depending on which contact method you chose on your registration form, upon completion of registration. After you have logged in for the first time to the VeriMed Patient Registry, it is highly recommended that you set your password and your password hint and answer. Your password must be 8-20 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. For your security, it is highly recommended that you do not use your Social Security Number, birthday, phone number, address or other easily identifiable information as your password.
Q1 How do I set or change my password?
a1 To set or change your password and password hint and answer, click on the “Password” button at the bottom of the Account page. Your password must be 8-20 characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. For your security, it is highly recommended that you do not use your Social Security Number, birthday, phone number, address or other easily identifiable information as your password.
Q1 What should I do if I forget my password?
a1 If you have set-up your password hint and answer, you may use those to have a new password emailed to you. Alternatively, you may also contact VeriMed Customer Service toll-free at 866.402.2447. A representative will be glad to assist you.
Q1 What should I do if I forget my ID number?
a1 Your physician’s office where you received the microchip will maintain your ID number on file should you ever require the number. Or you may also contact VeriMed Customer Service toll-free at 866.402.2447. A representative will be glad to assist you.

Editing and Viewing Your Information
Q1 How do I view my information?
a1 Simply go to www.verimedinfo.com. Go to “Logins” in the top gray navigation bar, then click on the “Patients” link. A dialog box will then pop up, asking for your VeriMed 16 digit ID number and password. After you provide this information, you will be directed to the page containing your account information.
Q1 What is the official website address?
a1 The official website address for VeriMed is www.verimedinfo.com. The official corporate VeriChip website can be found at www.verichipcorp.com.
Q1 What should I do if I have trouble accessing the website?
a1 Open your web browser, and enter the following URL: http://www.verimedinfo.com. If you have the correct URL, but are still unable to access the website, the problem is most likely with your internet provider. You should then contact your provider. If it appears that the website is not functioning properly after you have checked to make sure there are no problems with your internet connection, please contact us at 866.402.2447. We will contact technical support and inform them of the problem.
Q1 Why can’t I access my information?
a1 Either (a) your registration is not complete, (b) you are using the wrong website, or the wrong part of the website, or (c) you have an incorrect username and/or password.
Q1 What information is available on the VeriMed Patient Registry?
a1 The features of the VeriMed Patient Registry include:

– name, address and phone number
– medical information, conditions and procedures
– allergies
– diagnosis
– medications
– physicians
– emergency contacts
– advance directives

Q1 How can I change my general information?
a1 After logging into the system, you will arrive at a page which allows you to review your information in your file. At the bottom of the page, there is a button bearing the title “Change Patient Information”. When you click on this button, you will be brought to a page where you can edit your General Account info. You may also upload, review or delete a current picture. Each page you encounter while editing your information, has a “save” button at the bottom, you must click it in order to save your changes. When you have finished making changes, you can view your modified information by clicking the “Account” tab.

Q1 What information, other than the information on the registration form, can I maintain in the VeriMed Patient Registry?
a1 Other information that you can add and maintain includes:

  • Advance directives documents — such as your living will, power of attorney, health care agent, do-not-resuscitate order and organ/tissue donor card
  • A listing of the medical facilities that service you
  • Medical information — medication, over-the-counter drugs and supplements, medical device implants, allergies and medical conditions (e.g. Diabetes)
Q1 Can I view and edit my information by some other means, if I do not have internet access?
a1 You may call Customer Service, toll-free at 866.402.2447 Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm Eastern Time, to edit your account information.