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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

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Concerned about an exposure to a potentially harmful substance? Call the Illinois Poison Center helpline, 1-800-222-1222. Our staff of nurses and pharmacists are specially trained in poisoning and toxicology. IPC is here to help.

Why Contact IPC?

IPC experts can give you advice in a poisoning emergency. By calling IPC’s helpline our team will evaluate your situation and help determine if you need to go to a healthcare facility. In 90% of cases, our specialists determine it is safe for you to stay at home.

Our specially trained poison specialists also can answer your questions about a potentially harmful substance—no question or issue is too big or too small.

Helpline Facts

  • Calls to the IPC helpline are free and confidential.
  • Poison specialists are available to take your call around the clock. Call us anytime.
  • The helpline number is 1-800-222-1222.

Don’t hesitate to call IPC for any poisoning concern. Our poison specialists are compassionate and knowledgeable. Their services are available in English, Spanish and many other languages.

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Poison Center HelplineCalls are free and confidential.

  1. In Case of Emergency

    Call 911 if someone is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing.

  2. Remain Calm

    Most poison emergencies can be resolved quickly over the phone.

  3. Call the Helpline

    Call 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned that you or someone else has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance.