RNC Partners with Medicalert to Support Vulnerable Persons

This partnership between policing agencies and MedicAlert has proven effective in other Canadian communities in assisting individuals living with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders, mental health related issues, and cognitive brain injuries. 
RNC and MedicAlert will be introducing this partnership by holding community focused information and registration sessions at their provincial headquarters in St. John’s on September 25th and 26th for the launch of MedicAlert Connect Protect service.
Times and schedule
Wednesday, September 25, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dispatchers in all three RNC regions (Northeast Avalon, Corner Brook and Labrador West) will have access to the national database of registered subscribers. Residents from these regions are encouraged to subscribe to MedicAlert by calling 1-866-696-0273.
“We know that by working with community partners and service providers, we can strengthen our efforts to build safe and healthy communities. We are focused on forming relationships, which help us protect and care for vulnerable persons in our communities. This partnership gives us the opportunity to work with a not-for-profit organization to provide the best possible service to our community.”
- RNC Chief Joseph A. Boland
“MedicAlert’s identification services and electronic health information database is a vital link between first responders and the community when faster, informed action makes all the difference. We are pleased to partner with such a renowned organization as RNC and honoured to assist police services across the country in their emergency response work.”
- CEO of MedicAlert Foundation Canada, Françoise Faverjon-Fortin