Poison Control Centers

For a POISON EMERGENCY call: 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States.

All calls to poison control centers are answered by medical professionals trained to answer questions about poisons and to provide immediate poison exposure management instructions.

About Poison Control Centers

There are 60 poison control centers throughout the U.S. ready to provide free and confidential 24-hour professional assistance by phone. All poison centers can be reached by calling 1-800-222-1222. Poison centers are staffed by pharmacists, physicians, nurses and poison information providers who are toxicology specialists.

On an annual basis, more than 70 percent of callers get the help they need over the phone and have no need to attend a hospital or health care provider for further treatment. This makes poison centers a key resource in safely reducing costly emergency room visits and lightening the load on an already overtaxed healthcare system [2]. Most of the remaining 30 percent of potential poisoning calls each year are calls from healthcare facilities. Doctors and nurses frequently use poison centers to be in touch with specialists on specific poisoning cases.

Poison centers also provide educational outreach to prevent poison emergencies and inform the public about the dangers of poisons. You can call your poison center to get more information on teaching others about poison safety.

Some centers prefer the term "poison center" and others prefer "poison control center." There is no difference in the services or expertise offered from both.

For more information, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

References:
1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19225960
2. http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/AAPCC/AboutAAPCC.aspx

Poison Control Center Listings for the United States

Alabama

  • Alabama Poison Center
    2503 Phoenix Drive
    Tuscaloosa AL 35405
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.alapoisoncenter.org
  • Regional Poison Control Center
    Children's Hospital of Alabama, 1600 7th Avenue South
    Birmingham AL 35233
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.chsys.org

Alaska

  • Oregon Poison Center
    Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
    Portland OR 97239
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.oregonpoison.org

Arizona

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center
    College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 4301 W. Markham, #522-2
    Little Rock AR 72205
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.uamshealth.com/?id=5320&sid=1

California

  • California Poison Control System - Central Office
    University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, Box 1262
    San Francisco CA 94143-1262
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.calpoison.org
  • California Poison Control System - Fresno/Madera Division
    Children's Hospital Central California, 9300 Valley Children's Place, MB 15
    Madera CA 93638-8762
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.calpoison.org
  • California Poison Control System - Sacramento Division
    University of California Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard
    Sacramento CA 95817
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.calpoison.org
  • California Poison Control System - San Diego Division
    University of California San Diego Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive
    San Diego CA 92103-8925
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.calpoison.org
  • California Poison Control System - San Francisco Division
    UCSF Box 1369
    San Francisco CA 94143-1369
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.calpoison.org

Colorado

  • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
    777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0180
    Denver CO 80204-4028
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.rmpdc.org

Connecticut

  • Connecticut Poison Center
    University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue
    CT 06030-5365
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: poisoncontrol.uchc.edu

Delaware

District Of Columbia

  • National Capital Poison Center
    3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW, Suite 310
    Washington DC 20016
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poison.org

Florida

  • Florida/USVI Poison Information Center - Jacksonville
    655 West Eighth Street, Box C-23
    Jacksonville FL 32209
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.fpicn.org
  • Florida Poison Information Center - Miami
    University of Miami, Dept of Pediatrics, P.O. Box 016960 (R-131)
    Miami FL 33101
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.miamipoison.org
  • Florida Poison Information Center - Tampa
    Tampa General Hospital, 1 Davis Blvd. (P.O. Box 1289)
    Tampa FL 33601
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poisoncentertampa.org

Georgia

  • Georgia Poison Center
    Grady Health System, 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 600 (P.O. Box 26066)
    Atlanta GA 30303
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.georgiapoisoncenter.org

Hawaii

  • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
    777 Bannock Street
    Denver CO 80204-4028
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.rmpdc.org/
  • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
    777 Bannock Street
    Denver CO 80204-4028
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.rmpdc.org/

Illinois

Indiana

  • Indiana Poison Center
    Methodist Hospital, Clarian Health Partners, I-65 at 21st Street
    Indianapolis IN 46206-1367
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: iuhealth.org/methodist/poisoning/

Iowa

  • Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center
    401 Douglas Street, Suite 402
    Sioux City IA 51101
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.iowapoison.org

Kansas

  • The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center
    University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Room B-400
    Kansas City KS 66160-7231
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.kumed.com/default.aspx?id=2144

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Regional Poison Center
    Medical Towers South, Suite 847, 234 East Gray Street
    Louisville KY 40202
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.krpc.com

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Poison Center
    LSUHSC - Shreveport, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Section of Clinical Toxicology, 1455 Wilkinson Street
    Shreveport LA 71130
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.lapcc.org

Maine

  • Northern New England Poison Center
    22 Bramhall St
    Portland ME 4102
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.nnepc.org

Maryland

  • Maryland Poison Center
    University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Pharmacy, 220 Arch Street, Office Level 1
    Baltimore MD 21201
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.mdpoison.com

Massachusetts

  • Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention
    Serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 300 Longwood Avenue
    Boston MA 2115
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.maripoisoncenter.com

Michigan

  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center
    4160 John R Harper Professional Office Building, Suite 616
    Detroit MI 48201
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.mitoxic.org

Minnesota

  • Hennepin Regional Poison Center
    Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, MC-RL
    Minneapolis MN 55415
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.mnpoison.org
  • Salus Consulting, LLC
    1935 St. Anthony Parkway
    Minneapolis MN 55418
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Poison Control Center
    University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street
    Jackson MS 39216
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: poisoncontrol.umc.edu

Missouri

Montana

  • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
    777 Bannock Street
    Denver CO 80204-4028
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.rmpdc.org/

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Regional Poison Center
    8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
    Omaha NE 68114
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.nebraskapoison.com

Nevada

  • Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
    777 Bannock Street
    Denver CO 80204-4028
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.rmpdc.org/

New Hampshire

  • Northern New England Poison Center
    22 Bramhall St
    Portland ME 04102
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.nnepc.org/

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Poison Information and Education System
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 140 Bergen Street, (P.O. Box 1709)
    Newark NJ 07107-1709
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.njpies.org

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center
    MSC09 5080, 1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: hsc.unm.edu/pharmacy/poison

New York

North Carolina

  • Carolinas Poison Center
    Carolinas Medical Center, 4400 Golf Acres Dr., Suite B-2, (P.O. Box 32861)
    Charlotte NC 28232
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.ncpoisoncenter.org/

North Dakota

  • Hennepin Regional Poison Center
    Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis MN 55415
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.mnpoison.org/

North Dakota

  • North Dakota Poison Center, Served by Hennepin Regional Poison Center
    North Dakota Department of Health, 600 West Boulevard Ave
    Bismark ND 58505
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.ndpoison.org/

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Poison Control Center
    Oklahoma Univ Health Science Center, 940 N.E. 13th Street, Room 3N3510
    Oklahoma City OK 73104
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.oklahomapoison.org

Oregon

  • Oregon Poison Center
    Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
    Portland OR 97239
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.oregonpoison.org

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico Poison Control Center, Inc.
    Administracion de Servicios Medicos de P.R. (ASEM), Centro Medico de Puerto Rico, Barrio Monacillo Carr. #22, Paseo Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa
    Rio Piedras Pu 935
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222

Rhode Island

  • Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention
    300 Longwood Avenue
    Boston MA 02115
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.maripoisoncenter.com/

South Carolina

  • Palmetto Poison Center
    South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina
    Columbia SC 29208
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poison.sc.edu

South Dakota

  • Hennepin Regional Poison Center
    Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis MN 55415
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.mnpoison.org/

South Dakota

  • Sanford Poison Center, Served by Hennepin Regional Poison Center
    Sanford Health, 1305 West 18th Street
    Sioux Falls SD 57117
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.sdpoison.org/

Tennessee

  • Tennessee Poison Center
    501 Oxford House, 1161 21st Avenue South
    Nashville TN 37232-4632
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.tnpoisoncenter.org

Texas

  • Central Texas Poison Center
    Scott and White Memorial Hospital, 2401 South 31st Street
    Temple TX 76508
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.PoisonControl.org
  • North Texas Poison Center
    Parkland Health & Hospital System, 5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
    Dallas TX 75235
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poisoncontrol.org
  • South Texas Poison Center
    The Univ of Texas Health Science Ctr - San Antonio, Department of Surgery, Mail Code 7849, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
    San Antonio TX 78229-3900
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.texaspoison.com
  • Southeast Texas Poison Center
    The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, 3.112 Trauma Building
    Galveston TX 77555-1175
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poisoncontrol.org
  • Texas Panhandle Poison Center
    1501 S. Coulter
    Amarillo TX TX 79106
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poisoncontrol.org
  • West Texas Regional Poison Center
    University Medical Center of El Paso, 4815 Alameda Avenue
    El Paso TX 79905
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.poisoncenter.org

Utah

  • Utah Poison Control Center
    585 Komas Drive, Suite 200
    Salt Lake City UT 84108
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.utahpoisoncontrol.org

Vermont

  • Northern New England Poison Center
    22 Bramhall St
    Portland ME 04102
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.nnepc.org/

Virginia

  • Blue Ridge Poison Center
    Jefferson Park Place, 1222 Jefferson Park Ave, PO Box 800774
    Charlottesville VA 22908-0774
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/brpc/
  • Virginia Poison Center
    Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, P.O. Box 980522
    Richmond VA 23298-0522
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.vapoison.org

Washington

  • Washington Poison Center
    155 NE 100th Street, Suite 100
    Seattle WA 98125-8007
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.wapc.org

West Virginia

  • West Virginia Poison Center
    3110 MacCorkle Ave, S.E.
    Charleston WV 25314
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.wvpoisoncenter.org/

Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Poison Center
    P.O. Box 1997, Mail Station C660
    Milwaukee WI 53201-1997
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.wisconsinpoison.org

Wyoming

  • Nebraska Regional Poison Center
    8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
    Omaha NE 68114
    Phone: 1-800-222-1222
    Web: www.nebraskapoison.com/

Source: American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Last Updated: October 28, 2010.

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