Philips Lifeline is the leading medical alert service in the U.S.. The Philips Lifeline medical alert service gives you fast, easy access to a trained response associate to request the help you want - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our AutoAlert fall detection technology automatically calls for help if a fall is detected – even if you are unable to push the help button. Over 7 million Americans have counted on Philips Lifeline to feel safe at home or on the go.
Philips Lifeline offers products, services and caregiver resources to help people stay independent inside and outside their homes. Systems are competitively priced, and many include extra benefits like innovative location sensors.
- Fast response times
- No long-term contract
- Easy installation
- Multilingual operators
- Not UL certified
- Activation fees
I live alone and my son thought that it would be a good idea for me to have the Philips Lifeline if I have an emergency. Wearing the device is very comfortable. I haven't had to use it, but it's wonderful that I have the device if I do need it...Read Full Review
Philips Lifeline gives me peace and security to know that all I have to do is push this little button and I would have help... It just hangs around my neck and I just go about my daily routine… I would highly recommend them.Read Full Review
What is Philips Lifeline?
Philips Lifeline offers medical alert systems that can be used inside or away from home. Philips Lifeline medical alert devices are waterproof and come with 24/7 multilingual emergency response services — with optional features like GPS, fall detection and cellular monitoring. Philips Lifeline costs more than some competitors, but they also offer additional features like automatic system tests to ensure all devices are functioning.
Philips Lifeline HomeSafe medical alert devices
Whether you’re indoors or outside, Philips Lifeline can get help 24/7 through two-way communication. The stationary or mobile alert system will detect falls and answer any call for help with calm reassurance while dispatching medical help and notify caregivers. Philips Lifeline systems utilize technology such as A-GPS, WiFi, audio beacons and location breadcrumbs.
The HomeSafe Standard is an at-home device that can be used with landline or mobile phone service. The Philips Lifeline wristband or wearable pendant connects to the stationary box and instantly lets an emergency operator know that you need help.
The Philips Lifeline HomeSafe with AutoAlert system comes with all of the features and benefits of the Standard model but also includes AutoAlert, a sensitive and advanced fall detection technology.
Philips Lifeline GoSafe is a wearable medical alert device that’s ideal for active adults who are frequently away from home. It includes GPS technology to identify your location and AutoAlert, a fall detection technology that’s reliable and consistent.
Philips Lifeline GoSafe2 is a smaller, lighter and simpler mobile alert system that operates with advanced location technology, two-way voice communication when help is needed, and fall detection technology.
About Philips Lifeline monitoring center
Response centers are located throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is staffed with 200 emergency operators who answer up to 18,000 calls per year. Operators are well-trained and receive hours of instruction and personal coaching. Responders are English and Spanish speaking, but can also access interpreters who speak 140 languages. Most response times are 12 seconds or less, and they're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Backup systems are in place to help callers stay connected even during power outages, cellular disruptions and natural disasters.
Philips Lifeline caregiver tools
Philips Lifeline support is available to caregivers who want to know that the people they care about can always be reached during distress. Philips Lifeline offers caregivers several resources, like advice for introducing an emergency medical alert system into a loved one’s life. It also gives practical tips for caregivers like managing stress and self-care.
The benefits of Philips Lifeline online learning center are numerous and help you realize one of the most critical lessons — realizing you’re not alone in worrying about your loved one’s health. You’ll find access to helpful tools and information that can assist you with time and stress management and help you understand the technology available for medical alerts. You can discuss costs, monitoring and safety at home. You can also talk to people who may be able to advise you on the best products and services for your family’s unique situation.
Additional Philips Lifeline services
Philips Lifeline offers additional services that complement their in-home and on-the-go medical alert systems.
- Medication dispensing: Philips LIfeline Medication Dispensing Service can help you manage complex or multiple medications. Flexible dispensing alerts remind you when it’s time to take a pill or recharge batteries. The cost is $59.95 per month.
- Automatic weekly test: Included in your equipment order and service plan is automatic weekly testing. Philips Lifeline sends out weekly testing signals to monitor and ensure the system is functioning as it should. Philips Lifeline battery replacement service is available if needed.
- Wireless cellular option: You don’t need a landline to access the emergency alert services provided. The wireless cellular option is through AT&T and provides reliable, fast connectivity.
- Automatic fall detection: AutoAlert is the automatic fall detection created by Philips Lifeline. It will detect that you’ve fallen and need help, even if you cannot reach your help button. It can be added to several of the service plans for an additional fee.
- Location technologies: The available location technologies go beyond basic GPS. The mobile products include six different location technologies, and the service is included in the standard price. Using advanced methods like WiFi, A-GPS, location breadcrumbs and an audio beacon, your call for help will immediately identify where you are.
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Philips Lifeline is excellent. I am very satisfied with them. My mother accidentally set it off last night and I was out. They called me and reassured me that she was okay. They do what they said they’re gonna do. They’re always responsive and easy to deal with. They always follow through with a call, and we have it on record.
Debbie, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us about your Mothers Philips Lifeline service. We are so glad that your Mom was alright, and that you are happy with the service. Our best to you and your family. Please be well, and take care.
I’m a stroke survivor. I live in an apartment and I had fallen several times. I had to scoot to a phone and call for help. A Philips brochure was put in my mailbox and I gave them a call. I’m very pleased with my device and I never take it off. I never know what could happen. I try to be very careful but I still go down once in a while. My Philips is wonderful and I've recommended it to other people.
At one point, I was in the hallway. I’m on a scooter because I can only walk a little bit but not much. When I used the scooter, the darn thing tripped me over. I was outside of my apartment so I was not even close to the intercom, but the signal must have gone off and Philips called my apartment. I didn’t answer as I was outside. But they sent somebody right over to see what was going on. I was not hurt, but somebody had to get me up. I was really impressed. I could not believe it. A gentleman came and headed towards my apartment. I said, “I’m in 207.” There was a gentleman outside the hallway with me. I told him not to leave me and the scooter. I asked him to wait until help got there. He told the other gentleman that I may be the one they were looking for.
Phylis, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline service. We are happy that you are pleased with your service and never take the button off. Thank you for letting us know that you have recommended us to others as well, we really appreciate that. Please be well, and take care.
Called, spoke to their rep., no long ads to listen to, gave minimal information and was told I would be emailed a confirmation of my order, and called to set up an appointment for installation of the system for my 91 year old mother. I received the email and the call within 10 minutes. Could not be more pleased.
Thank you taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline experience Susan. We are so glad to hear that you are pleased and we want to welcome you and your Mother to the Philips Lifeline Family! Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-635-6156 for anything. Our best to you and your Mother. Please be well, and take care.
Philips Lifeline was pretty good in the beginning but then the last year, their equipment was failing. I can’t even tell how many buttons they’ve had to ship me and I no longer get a button because I have the one around my neck for fall purposes. I haven’t even had some of them a month and there has been trouble with them. Sometimes, I would have them a month and the reps from Philips would contact me and say it was showing low battery and something was defective, and they’re gonna send me another one. I’m waiting for one to come now. They told me they were replacing the one they just replaced and so, I’ve had a lot of mechanical issues with them. They gotta get on top of this thing.
Something happened with one of the buttons and I was having so much trouble with it. It was on the table and they would call me and ask if I was okay. I would tell them that I didn’t touch the button and nothing happened. Something was going on and I had a problem with it. It wouldn’t even be five minutes later and they would get me again saying they got another report of a fall. When I was telling them that it’s lying on the tale, nobody has touched it and no one was near it, I also told them that they needed to overnight me a button. They said no and that they would have to get a hold of someone. I told them that I couldn’t have them call and then have an ambulance show up. So, I had to shut the service down. For two or three days, I didn’t have it.
It happened four times at the most in the last year where I’ve had to shut the system right off and that’s not okay. I expressed to them that I didn’t like paying for a service and not getting it. I don’t even care if it’s 24 hours. I’m paying for it, I expect it. Also, when you have an issue and something goes down, you’ll have to call customer service. They only open on certain hours and not on weekends. I’ve had a couple of situations where I’ve called them and told them I have something going on and to make a note. They told me I needed to call customer. When you’re in a phone center, you need to know what’s going on and who the people are but the phone center does not wanna deal with it.
Bruce, thank you so much for taking the time share your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline service. We are sorry for the frustration you have been feeling. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department for anything. Please be well, safe, and take care.
About eight years ago, my mother-in-law became a widow and we moved her from California to Prattville, Alabama where we live. My wife and I both are still working, so we were concerned about her care while we were gone. She was not needing a live-in aide. She was able to get around with her walker, but we were looking for something in case she fell or in case she had an episode of some sort, and somebody at the church that we attend gave me a flyer about Philips Lifeline. My mother-in-law has had the medical alert device with Philips close to seven years now and it is a great peace of mind, granted it is around $60 a month. It is a good assurance, as well as insurance, that if something were to happen while we were gone, then we would be alerted quickly, as well as the authorities.
We put that to test here about three months ago when she fell. It was not a bad fall. It was more of slipping off of a chair and it wasn’t a big deal, but the whole system worked. The Fire Department came. The only problem that day was we had the Philips Lifeline lock on the door, as well as our own lock on the door with a key code, so it confused the Fire Department. They either had to break the door down or else come to the backyard, so they came to the backyard and found the door that was open. What we’ve done as a result of that was we removed the Philips Lifeline lock and we told Philips Lifeline, as well as the Fire Department, what the combination is to get in the house. Hopefully next time, that won’t be as much drama as it was before.
Everything has been outstanding with the representatives at Philips. In the early days, they would call once a month for a test. However, they’ve stopped doing that. They felt that it was not necessary anymore and we are okay with that. Anytime that we wanna do a test, we can. They are very courteous. And whenever we get an alarm or some indication on the system that is unusual or a red light that shouldn’t be on there, we call them up. For the most part, I can get a hold of somebody quickly during normal duty hours if it is not important. Oftentimes, they have to send a replacement part out and they would do that promptly at no charge because we pay the monthly fee. Everything has been really good and we couldn’t be happier.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your Mother In Law's Philips Lifeline Service Tim. We are glad that having the service has provided peace of mind to you and your family. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department for any questions you may have. Our best to you and your family, Please be well, and take care!
My husband has MS and he falls. We got a Philips Lifeline and he’s had it for many years. This way, I can leave the house for a while and if he falls, then it’s, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” It has worked real well for us. I’m really happy with it. We've used it and Philips reps responded immediately upon pressing the button. They sent help. One particular time, he was trying to get help with me and I didn’t hear him and so he pushed the button. The Lifeline came on immediately and I said, “Wait a minute. I don’t know.” He didn’t have a bell to call me.
I noticed that the way it’s plugged in, if I evidently am cleaning or moved something, sometimes the battery gets low and it flashes. First, I thought it was the console itself that the battery was low. But it was evidently where I plugged it in because I started pushing it. They told me one time the battery was getting low. Then I had to work it making sure it was plugged in and then that was fine. I didn’t realize when the yellow lights were flashing that it was because of me. I thought it was the console. I just had flashing yellow light. So I thought, “Oh, low battery.” And I thought it was the console itself or it was the battery. When we first got it, it was replaced. Somebody else had to come out and give us a new one.
And just recently then, I had the low battery and I thought, “Oh, I’m wondering if the console itself was going bad.” I called the 1-800 number, left a message and nobody ever returned the call. It was a weekend. And then on Saturday, I called. It was Eastern Standard Time and I couldn’t get through. That was when I realized that I need to work on plugging, making sure that it’s plugged in. And then I didn’t have the flashing yellow light. So I answered my own question without Philips because they weren’t there. So far, I’ve been pleased with Philips Lifeline. One time, my husband fell and before I could even get to him, Lifeline came on, which I thought was interesting. I don’t know if my husband had bumped it on the way because he hadn’t pushed it. But they came on before I even get to him. I thought that was interesting that they knew he had fallen and then they came on. That was a little strange, but that was good.
Ruth, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline Experience. We are so glad to hear that you are happy with the service. We are sorry for the frustration you had trying to contact Customer Service. Our Customer Service Department is open M-F 8am-8:30pm Eastern Time and Saturdays from 10am-4pm Eastern Time 1-800-635-6156. Our best to you and your husband, please take care.
I had a stroke and laid on the floor unconscious for three hours and if I had not had my cellphone with me, I don’t know how long I would have laid there. When I came to, I looked around for my cellphone and then I called 911. When I was at the hospital, someone came in and told me about the Philips Lifeline so I got one. I wear the Philips Lifeline device all the time. It’s comfortable and I don’t even know that it’s there. I take it off when I wash my hair though because the cord gets in my way. Also, I still drive but I don’t wear it out because it won’t work but I would like to have one that does work. Sometimes I press the button just to see if it’s still working and the response time is immediate. They come on and ask me first if I need help and I tell them that it’s just a test.
A couple of years ago, I fell outside on the concrete and it hurt me badly and I couldn’t get up. It was outside at the back of the house and I can hear my Lifeline going off all over from inside the house but I wasn’t even thinking about it. I was just trying to find some way to get up. It took me about five minutes to get up and when I got inside, I heard the lady saying, “Help is on the way.” So I pressed my button and I told her that I did fall outside but that I didn’t need them to come. They were already on their way but I told her to contact them and she did, so they didn’t come but the Fire Department did. Philips Lifeline even called my daughter-in-law that lives 25 miles from me to tell her that I had fallen.
About two months ago though, I fell outside again and I got up as quick as possible and came inside and there was nothing being said. It was quiet so I knew that the Philips Lifeline had not gone off. It didn’t respond and I was actually closer to the base than I was the other time it went off. If I had been knocked unconscious, I would have just laid there. I pay $48 a month for this thing and I wanted it to work when I need it. The rep told me that if I fall on it, it might not go off. But other than that, the Philips Lifeline gives me a feeling of security. I have the confidence that if I fall and I’m unconscious, it will go off.
Thank you for your comments and your feedback. We're glad that our service gives you the peace of mind and protection you need after having suffered a medical emergency.
Nellie, did you know that the Auto Alert Help Button has the ability to cancel a help call if you're able to get yourself up right away? Also, we do offer a mobile option. If you'd like more information about how your equipment works, or if the mobile option is something that might work for you, please give our team a call at 800-635-6156. All the best Nellie, and do take care!
I saw an advertisement for another medical alert provider and when I got in contact with them, they were the rudest people. I should have known better when I first talked to them. I asked this guy if they were the one that John Walsh advertised and he said, “Oh God, no!” Then they charged me over $200. So, I packed that thing up when I read that contract they sent me. They must be crazy if they thought I was gonna do that. And they really didn’t make me feel very safe. I got kinda concerned so, I got on the phone with my daughter, Mona, and told her they were gonna cheat my money and were not gonna send it back. She called them and the guy got smart-alecky with her. So, she told me to call my credit card company. I did that and the money was right back on my card and taken off from them.
Compared to them, Philips Lifeline is very reasonable. I’m here by myself a lot of times and the Philips Lifeline makes me feel safe. I carry it around my neck all the time if my husband isn’t here. I can't say enough good about it and I wouldn't be without it. I got it because of Mona's recommendation. She works for Ross County Home Health and she said all of their patients but one has Philips Lifeline. She told me they were very good and reliable. I’ve found all she said to be true because if that thing goes off, they call me right away. However, they had to reset it a few times because sometimes it goes off and I have to tell them that I’m fine if I am.
One time, I had the Philips Lifeline laying on the toilet in the bathroom while I was getting ready. I never touched it and it went off. And all at once, I heard all this commotion and the emergency squad was here. I went to the door and asked what was going on. They asked if I was all right and I said I was. They thought I had fallen because they couldn’t get a hold of me. But I never heard that thing go off. Philips Lifeline was supposed to call Mona first, then my husband second But at that time, they didn’t call my daughter. At another time, I rolled over on the device when I went to bed so they thought I had fallen and called me. I told Mona about it and she said to put it beside my bed where I can reach it.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline Experience Joretta. We are happy to hear that you wear your button, and you feel safe having the service. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-635-6156 for any questions about the service protocols, we would be more than happy to explain how your service works. Please take care!
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I’ve had Philips Lifeline right from the beginning and I love it. The only problem I have, I did color in my hair, and then people think I have a dirty rope around my neck. I’m afraid to wash it. There’s electricity flowing through that. I had somebody else look at it and she said that she wouldn’t do it. Last year, I called and asked them to send me a new one. Then that happened and the rope gets tattletale gray. I don't wanna walk around with that. I tried to wear it inside as much as I could and I never leave it without being here.
Having Philips is fabulous and people that don’t have it are crazy. They have to ring bells and all that. With mine, I just push a button and the people are there. I used it one time and they wanted me to go to the hospice, I don’t wanna go to the hospital. There was no sense in me going as long as I woke up. It sure works and I’m very satisfied. The way I advertise for them, others say, “We have one.” I say, “This is not like mine. Mine’s the best,” and it is.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline service Anita. We are glad to hear that you love your service and that you wear your button. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-635-6156 for any questions you ever have. Please be well, and take care.
I'm 83 and I Iive alone. My children signed me up for Philips LifeLine shortly after my husband died and so I didn't make any decisions on it. One time, when I needed it, we didn't have a key lock on the door, so the team couldn't get in, and that was a difficulty. Philips didn't give me any options on having a key lock. I was very concerned that it never was made clear if I had to have a separate control if I went outside or if I fell in the shower and that was partly my fault. I should have looked into it more even though my kids are old enough to understand those things. I figured they had checked it all out and that I only needed one button.
Their team called twice when I had never pushed the button and I never understood why they called those two times. The only time I really felt I needed it was when I got the new shower. It was supposed to be a non-skid flooring in it, and the first time I got in it, I fell. I didn't get hurt or anything in it. It was rather a joke between my husband and I to get me out of that wet shower and back up on my feet. Now I no longer had Philips as the cost is higher than I thought it was going to be. But I would recommend them.
Patricia, we are so sorry for the loss of you husband. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback to us about your Philips Lifeline service. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-635-6156 for any questions you have about your service. Please take care.
I had injuries and I'm falling and Philips Lifeline has good service. I’ve used it several times. I always call them directly and they are very quick to respond.
Nick, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline service. We are glad that you wear your button, and have used it when you need to. We hope that you are doing well, please take care.
Philips Lifeline has been wonderful. It goes through the system if it has fallen down. But I have the wristband and there’s a bit of a problem. It’s a little bit small. I make it as large as possible and sometimes it comes off. Sometimes I wear the pendant in the shower. And I like the bracelet to wear in bed because it’s more comfortable than the pendant. The device fell off or I pushed it somewhere, so they have called me several times. I said, “Everything’s fine. I don’t need any help. It just fell down, or I rolled over in bed.” They respond pretty quickly and were very polite. They’re very, very helpful. I recommend Philips Lifeline to my friends. I’m very happy with it.
Simone, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline service. We are glad that you are happy with your service and that you wear your buttons. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-635-6156 for any questions you ever have. Thank you so much for recommending us as well, we really appreciate that! Please be well, and take care.
I just got home from the hospital about a week ago and I have to have a walker all the time. When I press the button on my Philips Lifeline, it goes to the hospital and the team gets back to me really fast. I like it and I'm very happy with it.
Ida, we are glad to hear you are back home from the hospital. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us about your Philips Lifeline service. We are glad that you are happy with your service and that you like having it. Please take care.
Philips Lifeline FAQ
- How does Philips Lifeline work?
- All of the Philips Lifeline systems are compatible with either landline or cellular phone service. Installation instructions are provided, and toll-free customer support is available if you have trouble getting started. Once it’s working, you’ll be able to press your help button or rely on the fall detection technology to alert the emergency operators at the call center. Operators will keep you calm and talk you through the situation while they dispatch medical help and contact your trusted family members or caregivers
- How does Philips Lifeline fall detection work?
- If you fall at your home or while you’re out, you might not be able to reach or press your help button. With Philips Lifeline fall detection, you’ll still have access to emergency response. Fall detection is an addition available to many of the products and services available. The system differentiates between actual falls and false alarms using accelerometers, barometric sensors and innovative algorithms. The AutoAlert technology immediately connects to the response center, even if you’re unconscious or unable to ask for help. It’s one of the most reliable fall detection technologies with 95 percent accuracy.
- Does Medicare cover Philips Lifeline?
- No, Medicare does not cover Philips Lifeline medical alert systems.
- What is Philips Lifeline’s average response time?
- Philips Lifeline average response time is 12 seconds.
- Do I have to sign a contract to get a Philips Lifeline medical alert system?
- No, a contract is not necessary to receive products and services from Philips Lifeline.
- What is Philips Lifeline’s return policy?
- You can return your products within 30 days for a full refund provided they are in good condition. If you have activated your product or you don’t have the original packaging, there will be a $75 restocking fee.
- What is Philips Lifeline’s cancellation policy?
- If you want to cancel your order, contact Philips Lifeline customer service. There may be a $50 cancellation fee assessed.
- Does it cost extra to add my spouse to Philips Lifeline monitoring service?
- Yes, you must purchase an additional pendant or wristband for your spouse, but there is no additional monthly charge.
- Where are Philips Lifeline monitoring centers located?
- Philips Lifeline monitoring response centers are located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
- Do Philips Lifeline emergency response services require a landline?
- No. Philips Lifelines have cellular options that do not require a landline.
- Does Philips Lifeline offer a warranty on medical alert devices?
- Yes, a warranty for your Philips Lifeline medical device is guaranteed for one year from the date of installation.
- Does Philips Lifeline offer a free trial period?
- No, Philips Lifeline does not offer a free trial period.
- Are Philips Lifeline medical alert systems waterproof?
- Yes, you can keep the Philips Lifeline pendant on while you’re showering or bathing.
- How much does Philips Lifeline cost?
- Philips Lifeline prices start at $29.95 per month. Keep in mind, Philips Lifeline medical alert systems have a one-time activation fee or device charge, plus a monthly subscription fee.
Do we recommend Philips Lifeline?
Yes. Philips Lifeline medical alert products are designed to help active adults, as well as the people who love and care for them. Philips LIfeline medical alerts provide aging adults with the security of having an immediate and simple way to communicate if medical help or other assistance is needed. There’s also a network of support available to caregivers and family members.
Philips Lifeline Company Information
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