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

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Tip of the Week: The Poison Help phone number 1-800-222-1222 will connect you to your local poison center anywhere in the U.S.

Did You Know? 

  1. Calling 1-800-222-1222 will connect you to a poison center that serves your area.
  2. U.S. poison centers answer more than 4 million calls each year. That is one call every eight seconds.
  3. Poison centers are open to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in 161 languages, as well as from the hearing impaired.
  4. Poisoning affects everyone, children, teens, adults, and seniors.
  5. Children age five and under make up more than half (51%) of all poison exposures.
  6. Teens (age 13-19) show a higher rate of intentional poison exposures than other age groups. Almost half (49%) of teen poison exposures are intentional.
  7. Adults make up 90% of poisoning deaths. The highest rate of poisoning deathes is in adults age 40-59.
  8. People call poison centers most often about analgesics (pain medicine). This includes: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, methadone, and oxycodone.

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Poison Centers 

Alabama

Regional Poison Control Center - Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
35233
1-800-222-1222
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Alaska*

Oregon Poison Center
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road 
Portland, OR
97239
1-800-222-1222
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American Samoa*

Nebraska Regional Poison Center
8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
Omaha, NE
68114
1-800-222-1222
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Arizona

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
445 N. 5th St., Ste.120
Tucson, AZ
85004
1-800-222-1222
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Banner Poison Control Center
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ
85006
1-800-222-1222
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Arkansas

Arkansas Poison & Drug Information Center
4301 West Markham, Slot 522-2
Little Rock, AR
72205
1-800-222-1222
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California

California Poison Control System
School of Pharmacy - Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, Box 1262
San Francisco, CA
94143
1-800-222-1222
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California Poison Control System - Fresno/Madera Division
Children's Hospital Central California, 9300 Valley Children's Place, MB 15
Madera, CA
93638
1-800-222-1222
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California Poison Control System - Sacramento Division
University of California Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
95817
1-800-222-1222
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California Poison Control System - San Diego Division
University of California San Diego Medical Center, 200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
92103
1-800-222-1222
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Colorado

Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0180
Denver, CO
80204
1-800-222-1222
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Connecticut

Connecticut Poison Control Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
06030
1-800-222-1222
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Delaware*

Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
19104
1-800-222-1222
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District of Columbia

National Capital Poison Center
3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC
20016
1-800-222-1222
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Federated States of Micronesia*

Nebraska Regional Poison Center
8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
Omaha, NE
68114
1-888-222-4516
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Florida

Florida Poison Information Center - Jacksonville
655 West Eighth Street, Box C-23
Jacksonville, FL
32209
1-800-222-1222
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Florida Poison Information Center - Miami
University of Miami, Dept of Pediatrics, P.O. Box 016960 (R-131)
Miami, FL
33101
1-800-222-1222
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Florida Poison Information Center - Tampa
Tampa General Hospital, PO Box 1289
Tampa, FL
33601
1-800-222-1222
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Georgia

Georgia Poison Center
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA
30303
1-800-222-1222
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Guam*

Oregon Poison Center
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR
97239
1-800-222-1222
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Hawaii*

Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0180
Denver, CO
80204
1-800-222-1222
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Idaho*

Nebraska Regional Poison Center
8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
Omaha, NE
68114
1-800-222-1222
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Illinois

Illinois Poison Center
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
60606
1-800-222-1222
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Indiana

Indiana Poison Center
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, I-65 at 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN
46206
1-800-222-1222
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Iowa

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center
401 Douglas Street., Suite 402
Sioux City, IA
51101
1-800-222-1222
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Kansas

The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center
University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Room B-400
Kansas City, KS
66160
1-800-222-1222
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Kentucky

Kentucky Regional Poison Center
Medical Towers South, Suite 847, 234 East Gray Street
Louisville, KY
40202
1-800-222-1222
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Louisiana

Louisiana Poison Center
LSUHSC - Shreveport, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Section of Clinical Toxicology, 1455 Wilkinson Street
Shreveport, LA
71130
1-800-222-1222

Maine

Northern New England Poison Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
04102
1-800-222-1222
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Maryland

Maryland Poison Center
220 Arch Street, Office Level 1
Baltimore, MD
21201
1-800-222-1222
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National Capital Poison Center
3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC
20016
1-800-222-1222
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Massachusetts

Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention
Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, IC Smith Building
Boston, MA
02115
1-800-222-1222
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Michigan

Michigan Regional Poison Control Center at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien Street
Detroit, Michigan 
48201-2119
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Minnesota

Hennepin Regional Poison Center
Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, Mail Code RL
Minneapolis, MN
55415
1-800-222-1222
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Mississippi

Mississippi Poison Control Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
39216
1-800-222-1222
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Missouri

Missouri Poison Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
1465 S. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO
63104
1-800-222-1222
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Montana*

Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0180
Denver, CO
80204
1-800-222-1222
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Nebraska

Nebraska Regional Poison Center
8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
Omaha, NE
68114
1-800-222-1222
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Nevada*

Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
777 Bannock Street, Mail Code 0180
Denver, CO
80204
1-800-222-1222
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New Hampshire*

Northern New England Poison Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
04102
1-800-222-1222
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New Jersey

New Jersey Poison Information & Education System
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 140 Bergen Street, P.O. Box 1709
Newark, NJ
07107
1-800-222-1222
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New Mexico

New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center
MSC09 5080, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
87131
1-800-222-1222
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New York

New York City Poison Control Center
NYC Bureau of Public Health Labs, 455 First Avenue, Room 123, Box 81
New York, NY
10016
1-800-222-1222
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Upstate New York Poison Center
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY
13210
1-800-222-1222
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North Carolina

Carolinas Poison Center
Carolinas Medical Center, P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC
28232
1-800-222-1222
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North Dakota*

North Dakota Poison Center, Served By Hennepin Regional Poison Center
North Dakota Department of Health, 600 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
1-800-222-1222
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Ohio

Central Ohio Poison Center
Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH
43205
1-800-222-1222
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Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center
Regional Poison Control System, 3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 9004
Cincinnati, OH
45229
1-800-222-1222
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Oklahoma

Oklahoma Poison Control Center
940 NE 13th St/Suite 3850/Nicholson Tower
Oklahoma City, OK  
73104-5008
1-800-222-1222
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Oregon

Oregon Poison Center
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR
97239
1-800-222-1222
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Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Poison Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA
15213
1-800-222-1222
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Poison Control Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
19104
1-800-222-1222
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Rhode Island*

Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention
Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, IC Smith Building
Boston, MA
02115
1-800-222-1222
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South Carolina

Palmetto Poison Center
South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
29208
1-800-222-1222
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South Dakota*

Sanford Poison Center, Served By Hennepin Regional Poison Center
Sanford Health, 1305 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD, 57117-5039
1-800-222-1222
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Tennessee

Tennessee Poison Center
501 Oxford House, 1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN
37232
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Texas

Central Texas Poison Center
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX
76508
1-800-222-1222
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North Texas Poison Center
5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX
75235
1-800-222-1222
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South Texas Poison Center at UT Health Science Center
7979 Wurzbach Road 
San Antonio, TX
78229
1-800-222-1222
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Southeast Texas Poison Center
301 University Blvd., 3.112 Trauma Center
Galveston, TX
77555
1-800-222-1222
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Texas Panhandle Poison Center
1501 S. Coulter
Amarillo, TX
79106
1-800-222-1222
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West Texas Regional Poison Center
Thomason Hospital, 4815 Alameda Ave.
El Paso, TX
79905
1-800-222-1222
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U.S. Virgin Islands*

Florida Poison Information Center - Jacksonville
655 West Eighth Street, Box C-23
Jacksonville, FL
32209
1-800-222-1222
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Utah

The Utah Poison Control Center
585 Komas Drive, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT
84108
1-800-222-1222
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Vermont*

Northern New England Poison Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
04102
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Virginia

Blue Ridge Poison Center
1222 Jefferson Park Ave, PO Box 800774
Charlottesville, VA
22908
1-800-222-1222
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National Capital Poison Center
3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC
20016
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Virginia Poison Center
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, 600 E. Broad Street, Suite 640, P. O. Box 980522
Richmond, VA
23298
1-800-222-1222
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Washington

Washington Poison Center
Washington Poison Center, Suite 100
Seattle, WA
98125
1-800-222-1222
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West Virginia

West Virginia Poison Center
3110 MacCorkle Ave, S.E.
Charleston, WV
25314
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Poison Center
P.O. Box 1997, Mail Station C660
Milwaukee, WI
53201
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Wyoming

Nebraska Regional Poison Center
8401 West Dodge Road, Suite 115
Omaha, NE
68114
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*This state is served by an out-of-state Poison Center.