Medical Guardian Review

Medical Guardian has been providing personal emergency response systems since 2006 and is recognized as one of the fastest growing medical alert companies today. We’re especially impressed with just how extensive their line of medical alerts is. No matter what you need, there’s a good chance Medical Guardian has the perfect medical alert system for you.

Growing And Changing With Their Users

We like the fact that Medical Guardian keeps tweaking and expanding their range to keep pace with the needs of their users, and with the latest strides in technology. We’re genuinely excited about their sleek, modern mobile offerings including not only an all-in-one mobile device but a smart looking watch with a medical emergency button.

Medical Guardian is one of the fastest growing medical alert companies today, and we’re curious to see what they do next. In the meantime, however, let’s take a look at their extensive current range.

Medical Guardian PricingMonthlyQuarterlySemi-AnnualAnnual
Classic Guardian$29.95/mo$29.95/mo$29.95/mo$27.45/mo
Home Guardian$34.95/mo$34.95/mo$34.95/mo$32.04/mo
Mobile Guardian$39.95/mo$39.95/mo$39.95/mo$36.62/mo
Active Guardian$49.95/mo$49.95/mo$49.95/mo$45.79/mo
Freedom Guardian ($99 one-time cost)$44.95/mo$44.95/mo$44.95/mo$41.21/mo
Family Guardian$79.95/mo$79.95/mo$79.95/mo$73.29/mo
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The Stuff We Liked: Wide range of in-home and on-the-go medical alert systems to fit any need. High-quality equipment across the board, the new smartwatch option is great for both men and women. No long-term contracts, mid-range monthly monitoring fees. Voice-activated wall buttons help extend the range of the base station in the home and can be placed in high-risk areas like the bathroom and kitchen.

The Stuff We Didn't: Monthly monitoring fees are higher than some of the competition, but you get what you pay for.

The Bottom Line: Medical Guardian continues to earn accolades year after year for their customer service, commitment to the community and medical alert services. We like their approach to taking care of active seniors and helping people stay in their homes longer.

Medical Guardian products can be ordered through the Medical Guardian website or by calling 800-311-6165.

A Choice For Every Need

The wide range of medical alert devices means Medical Guardian is ideal for seniors at every stage of life, from those who are still very active, to those who need to stay close to home. All systems are equipped to handle emergency and non-emergency situations.

What You Need To Know About Medical Guardian

We’ll talk about the specific features and pricing of each alert system in a few moments, but first of all, here are the things you need to know about all Medical Guardian systems:

  • Home, Classic Family, and Mobile come with a choice of wrist button or pendant (Active and Freedom are self-contained units)
  • All buttons are water resistant
  • You can add fall detection to Classic, Home, Family or Active for $10 monthly
  • There are no long term contracts, ever
  • There’s no setup fee

Customers can also purchase a range of accessories including extra wall buttons, a voice-activated wall button, extra wearable buttons, a car charger for Medical Guardian Mobile, and a lockbox to keep a key in so EMTs can get into the house if necessary without breaking a door or window.

Medical Guardian Medical Alert Systems

Medical Guardian offers a wide variety of in-home and mobile medical alert systems, with pricing plans to fit any need. Customers can choose from two in-home systems, two mobile systems, and a smartwatch option.

In-Home Medical Alert Systems from Medical Guardian

Classic Guardian

The Classic Guardian is a traditional personal emergency response system with a base unit that plugs into a landline. The package comes with a water-resistant neck or wrist pendant. A wall mounted button can also be added on for $2.00 per month. This base station offers one of the industry's best in-home range at 1300 feet in every direction of the house.

Home Guardian

The Home Guardian is a home-based unit that can be used for those without a landline. It uses a cellular network (AT&T) and simply plugs into an electrical outlet in the home. The Home Guardian package comes with a water-resistant neck or wrist pendant and a fall detection pendant can be added on for an additional $10 per month. The range on this in-home unit is 600 feet.

Mobile (Cellular) Medical Alert Systems from Medical Guardian

Mobile Guardian

The Mobile Guardian is a GPS-enabled system that works outside the home for active users on the go. Mobile Guardian is able to track the exact location and send help wherever the user is in the event that help is needed. The Mobile Guardian package comes with a small water-resistant pendant and a leather carrying case. It has a battery life of 24 hours.

Active Guardian

Active Guardian uses both GPS and WiFi location technologies for the most accurate cellular + GPS mobile alert. In addition, automatic fall detection can be added for an additional $10 per month. The clear, two-way speaker makes it easy to communicate with the monitoring center when help is needed and the alert device is waterproof. The long-lasting battery (5 days) ensures that your loved one will always be protected.

Smartwatch Medical Alert System from Medical Guardian

*New* Freedom Guardian

Freedom Guardian is the latest offering from Medical Guardian. Freedom Guardian is a medical alert system in an easy-to-use watch form (color choice of black or white). The Freedom Guardian is lightweight and simple, providing a discreet solution for active older adults. The Freedom Guardian is cellular, using both GPS and WiFi technologies (like the Active Guardian). In addition to its medical alert capabilities, the Freedom Guardian offers text-to-speech capabilities, reminders and alerts, and even weather forecasts. The Freedom Guardian holds a charge for up to 48 hours, depending on usage. $44.95 per month (plus $99 one-time equipment cost).

Medical Guardian Freedom Guardian cellular medical alert smartwatch.

What We Like about Medical Guardian

There’s so much to like about Medical Guardian. We love the wide range of medical alerts and the fact that they are all so easy to set up and use. We think Senior List readers will appreciate the flexible pricing plans (annual, quarterly and monthly) and the fact that there are no long term contracts.

We also appreciate that are no setup fees or equipment costs apart from the one-time fee for the Freedom Guardian, and every unit comes with free standard shipping.

Medical Guardian gives great service too – every time we pushed the buttons for testing, the customer service reps on the other end of the line were very professional and courteous.

Last but by no means least, we like the sleek, updated hardware that is perfect for seniors who are hesitant about the traditional look of a medical alert. And even better, there are no adverse interactions for pacemakers.

What We Would Change about Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian monthly costs tend to be on the pricier end of the medical alert industry spectrum. That said, you get what you pay for, and Medical Guardian is worth investing in. Their high quality, up-to-date equipment and cutting edge technology ensure that your loved one will have the best medical alert experience on the market today.

Do we Recommend Medical Guardian?

Yes. We are all about options, companies who embrace technology and no long term contracts. Check, check, and check.

Where to Purchase

Medical Guardian products can be ordered through the Medical Guardian website or by calling 800-311-6165.


  1. We have ATT and we are interested in a men’s watch with an alert system from any location. What would you recommend?

  2. My house/pet sitting business puts in different homes and different towns a good portion of my time. I also do teaching assignments. In other words I am an over 80 year old who wants a system that would be really mobile. Also AT&T does not provide me with reliable mobile coverage/service in a lot of my areas so I am seriously considering changing to Verizon. What emergency device do you have to meet my needs.

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