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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222


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75k Total cases managed in 2019
39% Cases involving children ages 5 or under
90% Cases resolved by IPC over the phone

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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.