Create a family health record

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Prepare for a family emergency by gathering important details about your family's health. For each person, create a medical reference file that includes birth date, doctors' names and phone numbers, and insurance information. Compile a list of allergies, medications, major health problems and surgeries. Also include advance directives, the legal documents that outline your decisions about health care, such as whether to use life-support machines.

March 11, 2014 See more In-depth