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1-800-222-1222

When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help. Get help right away from a local poison expert.

If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.

The Poison Help website will experience a temporary service outage on Saturday, July 2, 2016 for scheduled server maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Program the Poison Help Number Into Your Phone

Accidents happen. Be prepared. Program the Poison Help line number into your phone and share it with your family and friends so it’s there when you need it most.

Don't Guess. Make the Call.

  1. Call Poison Help (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center, if someone may have been poisoned – even if you’re not sure.
  2. Stay calm – most poisoning emergencies can be resolved quickly.
  3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has trouble breathing.