Call the Poison Help hotline FIRST for any type of poison emergency or if you have a poisoning question. The free statewide number is 1-800-222-1222. We advise you to program the number in your cell phone so it will be readily available.
Our service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Qualified medical professionals, who are nurses, pharmacists and physicians, will answer your call. Also, our service is available for people with hearing impairment and for non-English speakers.
Please have the following information ready when you call the Poison Help hotline:
Poisonings can happen to anyone. Below is a link to an article that gives first-hand experience with calling the Poison Help hotline.