About the Program
This program is intended to provide citizens with a method to store important medical information in their homes for access by emergency responders. The Vial of Life enables emergency responders (paramedics, firefighters and police officers) to obtain helpful information regarding a patient’s medical history. This is especially important if the patient is unconscious or is unable to speak to the emergency responders.
The "Vial of Life" includes a large plastic vial, a magnet for the
refrigerator door, a sticker for the front door and a medical
information form. By completing the Medical Information Form (PDF) and storing the vial correctly, you can provide vital life-saving information to the emergency responders.
A free "Vial of Life" can be picked up at the City of La Porte - EMS Headquarters during normal business hours at
10428 Spencer Highway
La Porte, Texas 77571
Follow the instructions (PDF)
that are included with the Vial. Your provided medical information on
the form should be updated whenever the information changes. It’s a good
idea to review the information at least twice per year.