Experiencing a poison emergency? Need poison information? Free, confidential “poison control” services can be easily accessed two ways:
The Poison Help hotline, 1-800-222-1222, connects callers to their local poison control center anywhere in the United States and territories. Callers receive free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from toxicology specialists, including nurses, pharmacists, physicians and poison information providers.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) work together to ensure the number and poison centers are used appropriately.
In 2017, AAPCC launched a new interactive online tool, www.poisonhelp.org, to provide quick, expertly vetted answers to questions about poisoning -- the leading cause of injury-related death in America. Visit, www.poisonhelp.org, answer a few simple questions, and receive immediate treatment advice. NO app download is necessary.
Watch these 30 second videos from the Health Resources and Services Administration about common poison-related incidents in everyday situations.