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In an Emergency

1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.


2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone


3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.




Caller Satisfaction Survey

Jan 17, 2018
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  • Have you ever called the Illinois Poison Center for treatment recommendations or information about a potentially harmful substance?
  • Did you have a good experience using the 1-800-222-1222 hotline?
  • Was the IPC medical staff patient and helpful?
  • Do you have any suggestions that would help us improve our service?

Your opinion is important to us!  We want to make sure we are providing the best possible service.  Please fill out the survey only if you have called the IPC for a poisoning in the past.


Click here to take the IPC Caller Satisfaction Survey!


We also encourage you to share your story. Please visit Tell Us Your Story and share your IPC experience. By sharing your story you might save a life.


Be sure to checkout what others have said about the IPC by clicking on Testimonials.


Thank you for calling the IPC. We hope that you never need us but, if you do, our specially trained medical experts are available to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.



No issue too big or too small...just call!






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