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.
Every day of the year, 24 hours a day, the nation’s 55 poison centers help with poisoning emergencies and provide information to help prevent poisonings. Specially trained poison experts at these centers – nurses, pharmacists, and doctors – can be reached by calling the toll-free Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center.
Poison centers provide:
The nation’s poison centers are locally operated and funded through a combination of state and private sources, as well as congressionally mandated federal funds.1 They are often supported by a hospital or university.
Map of Poison Centers (PDF - 653 KB)
Poison Centers (text-only)