Patient ID Card for Deep Brain Stimulation
As a recipient of a St. Jude Medical deep brain stimulation (DBS) system, you will receive an ID card that contains important information related to your device. When you first receive your device, you will receive a temporary ID card. We will then mail you a permanent card within 30 to 60 days.
Carry your ID card
Always carry your ID card with you.
- The card includes your physician’s or clinic’s contact information, which those assisting you during an emergency will need to know.
- When you go through security checkpoints at the airport, you will need to show your ID card to security personnel and ask how best to proceed. Certain types of anti-theft devices, such as those used at airport security screening devices, may affect stimulation. Patients should use caution when approaching such a device and should request assistance to bypass the device. If they must proceed through the device, patients should move through the detector quickly and then check the IPG to verify that it is turned on or off.