I love when I find a program that makes my life easier. I just wish I had KidsLink on my phone a week ago.
I met the brains behind KidsLink at Type-A conference in September. (Seriously. That conference brings so many amazing people together. You should look into attending.) The concept behind KidsLink: It’s an app that holds all of your family’s vital information – insurance information, doctor information, the random papers you have lying around related to your child. Info about allergies, sensitivities, shot records. All of it.
So last’s rewind to last week. Sunday morning, my son falls and is bleeding from his mouth. Cue major freakout from my husband and I as we clean him up and decide we need to take him to the urgent care down the street. But, wait. First I have to print out my temporary Blue Cross Blue Shield card because I switched insurance companies and plans on November 1. My downstairs computer won’t pull up the BCBS site, so I grabbed my laptop, created a PDF of the temporary card, emailed it to myself and then printed it out on the downstairs computer (where my printer is connected.)
Do you realize how much time I wasted? And if I had the insurance info on an app on my phone, we would have been out of the house 15 minutes earlier?
When we arrived at the urgent care, my husband took charge of filling out paper work and he had to keep asking me questions. What if he had taken our son on his own? This app would have eliminated so much guesswork.
Want to hear a little more? (I may have been asked to be a part of this video. maybe.)
Basically KidsLink stores information in one place. You can add children and all information you can think of – birth date, stats, a photo, shot records, food sensitivities, allergies. It’s all there. If you get some paperwork from an appointment, you can take a picture with your phone, and upload it to the site.
You can find more at mykidslink.com. (By the way, I received nothing in the form of compensation for this post. It really is a great program and I have officially started adding all of our information so we’re not caught in a lurch like last Sunday.)