Lifeguard App 4+

Lifeguard Health Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • #171 in Medical
    • 4.6 • 51 Ratings
    • Free

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The Lifeguard App is designed to provide users with a secure and privacy-preserving means of preventing overdoses when using substances alone, putting life-saving technology directly into the hands of the user.

Emergency response within the first 10 minutes of drug use is critical to the survival of those experiencing an overdose. The Lifeguard App enables users to interrupt an accidental overdose anonymously and efficiently by sending a prioritized alert to the proper paramedic services. The app also connects users with relevant support services, such as a Crisis Line and Suicide Prevention Line.

The Lifeguard App is an easy and effective way to prevent a fatal overdose. Simply activate the app before the consumption of substances. The app will confirm the user’s location and begin a one-minute countdown for the user to consume the drug. If the user is unable to consciously stop the timer before its expiry (indicating the user is in distress), the app sends an encrypted text-to-voice call directly to emergency responders with critical details, such as the user's location, the drug taken, and the corresponding time. Once paramedics are dispatched, all personal call details and privacy information is automatically deleted from the app and database.

The Lifeguard App has been developed in collaboration with British Columbia Emergency Health Services and Provincial Health Services of British Columbia, enabled by the British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction.

The App is intended for use within the territory of the Province of British Columbia and Ontario, and the App or any of its content may not be available, accessible, or functional outside these territories. If you’re interested in getting the app in your area, please contact us.

Privacy & Security

When you call emergency services via the Lifeguard app, all associated call details are erased from the app as soon as paramedics are dispatched. No personal data is collected or retained by Lifeguard App.

Only emergency services will have access to user data, which is anonymized and used for informing regional public health prevention response parties.

The anonymized data is not available or sold to any other person, entity, government departments, or service.

Lifeguard App is compliant with all industry privacy practices and regulations and meets the highest global standards.

What’s New

Version 9.15

Minor updates and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Glitter beast ,


What an incredible app. I haven’t had to use it for myself, but I work with a lot of folks who are active in use, and am so thrilled to be able to share it.
The location isn’t very functional for notifications - I still get notices for Victoria even though I am in the Columbia Valley, but otherwise it’s brilliant.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words, GB! We’ve made a change so that notifications are now based on which Health Authority’s jurisdiction a user is in. This should resolve the issue you mentioned.

kesenw ,

What’s the point of “Optional”

The app needs to be updated to allow for user input under the “Other” entry. What if a user consumed GHB? They can only select other and this information is not passed along to emergency response. Please correct this quickly, the gay community is especially affected by this.

Developer Response ,

Hi kesenw! Thank you for your feedback. We have passed this idea on to our team. We work closely with emergency services to ensure the information provided allows an effective response. It can be helpful to know the specific substance used, though paramedics have assured us that their response is similar in the vast majority of cases – regardless of the substance used. For example, when responding to most non-Lifeguard overdose cases, paramedics are not aware of the substance that was used, but they are able to help nonetheless.

BekahHendy ,

App keeps crashing & doesn’t work

It won’t let me go beyond registration without crashing. Would be nice to have a feature to keep loved ones in the loop! Love the idea & can’t wait for the bugs to be fixed! 😊

Developer Response ,

Hey BH! Thank you for pointing this out. The issue has been resolved. If you’re still coming across this bug, please contact And thank you for considering loved ones – we hope the contaminated substance warnings are an effective way to keep others in the loop!

App Privacy

The developer, Lifeguard Health Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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