- What if I start using QMedic and I am not happy with it?
- When does the 30-day money back guarantee begin?
- Is there a long-term contract required?
- What if I lose or damage my wristband/pendant or base station?
- How much does the system cost?
- What is the cost of purchasing additional wristbands/pendants for the system?
- Are there other fees besides the monitoring fees?
- Does the QMedic system work without a landline?
- Do I have to have a cell phone for the cellular service to work?
- Do I have to have WiFi for the cellular service to work?
- Does the QMedic system have automatic fall detection?
- Does the QMedic system work outdoors?
- Is QMedic covered by my insurance?
- What is included in the QMedic System?
- How soon after ordering will my system arrive?
- How do I setup QMedic in my home?
- Where should I place the base station in my home?
- How far away from the base station will my wristband/pendant work?
- How do I set up the list of contacts that the call center should call to notify in the case of an emergency event?
- Can I edit the list of contacts once I’ve submitted it?
Wearing the Wristband/Pendant
- Is the wristband/pendant waterproof?
- What type of material is used to make the wristbands/pendants?
- Should I wear the wristband/pendants at night?
Call Center & Emergency Services
- Is the QMedic monitoring center available at all times?
- How long does it take the call center to answer after the button is pressed?
- Is the QMedic monitoring center located in the USA?
- What number will show up on my phone if the monitoring center reaches out to me when my loved one presses their button?
- Can I arrange to have a caregiver called before emergency medical services in the case of an emergency?
- What happens if I am not able to communicate after pressing the button?
- What if the call center operator can’t hear me during an emergency due to distance from the base station?
- What if I accidentally press the emergency button?
- Is there a cost every time I call for help through QMedic?
- How will emergency personnel get into my home if needed?
- How do I clean the wristband/pendant?
- How long is the battery life of the wristband/pendant?
- How do I check the battery level of the wristband/pendant?
- What happens when the battery on my wristband/pendant is running low?
- How long is the battery life of the base station?
- How can I test the system to make sure it is working?
- How do I alert QMedic if my information changes?
With any of our plans, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. We also offer monthly plans that give you absolute flexibility throughout your relationship with QMedic. With a monthly plan, if you are not 100% satisfied with the QMedic solution, you can return it at any time. In this case, we cancel the billing arrangement once we receive the components.
Your 30-day guarantee starts the day you receive your device in the mail.
No, a long-term contract is not required. While we do offer long-term contracts at discounted rates, you are always able to select a month-to-month plan. With a month-to-month plan, if you are not 100% satisfied with QMedic at any time, you can call us to cancel the service. There are no cancellation fees with any of our plans.
Call us (877.241.2244, option 2) to order a replacement.
QMedic bills for the month in advance.
As of September 1, 2017, QMedic pricing plans for new customers will be $30/month or $300/annually based on your preference.
For existing customers who initiated service prior to September 1, 2017, we will renew your plans at your previous pricing level/frequency (monthly, quarterly, annual), so rest assured your previous pricing level will remain unchanged. All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Yes, it is possible to purchase an extra wristband/pendant. Our base stations can support up to two buttons each. The cost of a second button is $10 per month (i.e. Monthly Plan - 2 buttons = $40/month; Annual Plan - 2 buttons = $420/year).
However, if you order two wristbands/pendants for the same machine, QMedic does not support activity and sleep monitoring as this data would be inaccurate. If data monitoring is important to you, we recommend purchasing two separate base stations, each with their own aligned wristband/pendant, at full cost. If you would like to order a second wristband/pendant, please call us on our toll-free sales line at 877.241.2244 (option 1).
No. QMedic will not charge you any fees beyond the monthly, quarterly or annual service fees, unless you need to order a replacement component of the system (e.g. wristband/pendant, base station, etc.).
Yes, QMedic offers a cellular medical alert system that transmits over the cellular network in the case that the user does not have a functioning landline. The system is still only intended for use within the home and yard as the wearable device will NOT transmit data/voice call signals when out of range of the base station.
No, the QMedic base station has a SIM card within the device that connects to the cellular network. It does not need to connect with the user’s cell phone.
No, the QMedic service does not require an Internet WiFi connection.
No, QMedic's system will not automatically place a call in the case of a fall. The button must be pushed in order for the emergency call to be placed. We are currently evaluating fall detection technology, but are still in the design and testing phase for the immediate future.
The QMedic system features 1,000 feet of range between the bracelet/pendant and the base station. This typically covers multi-bedroom homes, including front and backyards.
If the subscriber goes outside of this range, the device will not transmit emergency signals to the base station. Once the user comes back within range, the bracelet/pendant will resume transmitting data and emergency signals to the base station.
QMedic does not feature a mobile medical alert system for outdoor use, primarily because these mobile medical alert systems require regular battery recharge, tend to be a hassle for the subscriber and are not as valuable as a cellular phone for more active, able-bodied subscribers. Based upon extensive usability research, we strongly believe that users who are more mobile and active outside the home should purchase a cellular phone instead of a mobile medical alert system for outdoor use.
Importantly, QMedic is designed for users who spend the majority of their time homebound and are typically supervised by a caregiver/family member when they leave the home. For these users, in-home landline and cellular medical alert systems are much more appropriate, especially in accident-prone areas of the home such as bathroom, shower and bedroom.
Currently, if you are on Medicaid, or a Managed Medicaid/Medicare Advantage program, you may be eligible for coverage/reimbursement for QMedic's service in the following states: FL, MA, MN, OH, NJ, PA, or TX. If you have questions regarding your eligibility for insurance coverage of QMedic's service, please call our toll-free Sales line at 877.241.2244 (option 1).
The QMedic system includes the base station, base station power cord, base station phone cord (for landline option only), wristband/pendant and instruction manual.
If you live in the Continental United States (48 states or District of Columbia), you will receive the unit within 3-5 business days of purchasing if you order before 4:30pm EST. If you order after 4:30pm, please allow for one extra business day. If you live in Alaska and Hawaii, please allow 7-10 business days for Fedex ground shipping. If you need the device sooner than that, you can pay for premium expedited shipping.
Setting up QMedic is easy and takes less than 10 minutes. There are 5 easy steps to set up your QMedic Service:
Step 1: Select placement of QMedic Base Station. The best placement is in a central room where the user spends most of his or her time.
Step 2: Plug the base station power cord in to a standard power outlet (i.e. not one that is controlled by a switch).
Step 3 (for landline option only; if you have a cellular base station, skip to Step 5): Connect the provided telephone cord to the wall jack and the port on the Base Station labeled “Wall.” You will have to temporarily disconnect any phone connected to this wall jack. The line must run directly from the wall jack to the Base Station.
Step 4: If you would still like to have a phone connected to this wall jack, it now has to be connected to the Base Station. Connect the line from your phone to the Base Station port labeled “Phone.”
Step 5: Place a test call to our emergency call center by pressing the wearable help button. An operator will come on the line through the base station, and should be informed that the press was a test.
We recommend that you place the base station in the most central location possible. Make sure that there is a phone and power outlet available nearby for the landline option, or just a power outlet for the cellular system.
In a clear space, the wristband/pendant will be in range of the base station for up to 800 to 1,000 feet. Ultimately, range will vary depending on the environment in your residence. The QMedic system’s range generally extends to the mailbox, driveway, or yard. You should test the range in your space to make sure it is satisfactory after receiving the system.
How do I set up the list of contacts that the call center should call to notify in the case of an emergency event?
After QMedic registers and fulfills your order, you will receive an email with tracking information for the package as well as a link to set up your emergency contacts online. If a business day has passed and you haven’t received an email, we recommend checking your spam filter to make sure the email hasn’t ended up there.
Absolutely! You can reuse the link as many times as you’d like. The new additions to the list won’t overwrite the existing contacts you’ve already submitted. If you want to change the list, please call our toll-free customer support line at 877.241.2244 (option 2) or live chat us to let us know what modifications you need.
Wearing the Wristband/Pendant
Yes, the wristband/pendant is waterproof. You should have no concern wearing your wristband/pendant while taking a bath/shower, doing dishes, cooking or other common household activities.
The button enclosure is a plastic material, the band is a rubber material and the necklace lanyard is a nylon fabric. Note that the wristband button enclosure attachment has standard watch pins, providing you the flexibility to attach a different band if it works better for your loved one.
Yes, you should wear the wristband/pendant at all times so that you can get help in case you need it. It’s not uncommon for someone to experience an emergency after getting out of bed in the middle of the night.
Call Center & Emergency Services
Yes, the QMedic solution is monitored by a UL-listed monitoring center that is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
It takes an average of 30 seconds for a call center operator to come on the line.
Yes, the monitoring center is located in the USA. There are two locations to provide safe and reliable redundancy, one in Utah and one in Idaho.
What number will show up on my phone if the monitoring center reaches out to me when my loved one presses their button?
The incoming number for the QMedic monitoring center is (801) 781-6101.
Can I arrange to have a caregiver called before emergency medical services in the case of an emergency?
If the user indicates to the call center that they are in need of medical help, the call center operator will always dispatch emergency medical services immediately, as not to stall necessary medical care. In the case that the call center cannot communicate with the user, however, you can choose that you would prefer for them to call a caregiver first. This can be useful if a caregiver is close enough to arrive before the EMTs, or if the user has a history of false alarms and you want a chance to check instead of immediately dispatching medical services.
If you are not able to communicate, we will first try to call the home phone line. If we cannot reach you on the home phone line, we will follow the protocol you establish at registration. We can call emergency services or family/friends depending on your preference.
What if the call center operator can’t hear me during an emergency due to distance from the base station?
The operators will treat every alarm as an emergency. If the operator is unable to communicate with you, emergency medical services will be dispatched (or your primary contact will be alerted, depending on your predetermined order of contacts). There will never be a case where no action is taken due to lack of communication.
This is no problem. When the operator comes on to the line simply tell him or her that you accidentally pressed the button. There is no charge for false alarms.
No. You will not be charged a fee based on the number of times you press the button. Also, the base station is dialing a toll-free number, so you will not be charged for the call.
At registration, we will ask you for entry information. When there is an emergency, we can contact friends and/or family that have a key based on information you provide during registration. In addition, you can purchase a front door lockbox and provide the code to us. We will pass the code to the emergency responders for quick access to your home.
The wristband/pendant should be hand-washed with a basic soap.
The battery in the wearable device lasts about two years, excepting rare cases of system malfunction. We keep a close eye on the battery life and will contact you to replace it if we note any issues.
You can call us (877.241.2244, option 2) and we would be happy to check the battery level for you. Don’t worry, we are monitoring battery level at all times.
We are constantly monitoring battery level and we will send you a new wristband/pendant free of charge when it becomes necessary. The new wristband/pendant will be ready to go and automatically connect to the base station. We will also provide a pre-paid package for you to send the old wristband/pendant back to us.
In the case of a power outage or if the system becomes unplugged, the base station’s battery will last roughly 24 hours. The base station will announce aloud immediately if it loses power for any reason.
You have the option to test the device as often as you like. We recommend you test once per month. Simply press the button at any point and tell our operator that it is just a test.
Call us at 877.241.2244, option 2, and we would be happy to make any necessary changes to your information in our system. If you move, it is important that you notify us so that the emergency services know what address to come to in the event of an emergency.