Poison Control Contact Information

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison control information. This is a national toll-free number that works from any location in the United States and it is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Keep the number on each phone in your home. It is important to understand that the poison control center can provide you with valuable information. However, EMSA recommends if you suspect a poisoning has occurred, that you call 911 immediately, rather than using the poison control line.

Be prepared to provide the following information. 

  • Identify yourself and give your relationship to the person who may have been exposed to poison. 

  • Give your phone number in case your call is disconnected. 

  • Describe the person by name, age and weight. 

  • If possible, have the container of poison in your hand and as best you can describe:
    What was taken? 
    When was it taken? 
    How much was taken? 
    How is the patient acting? 
  • Be prepared to answer any questions asked and to follow the advice given by emergency personnel.

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