Visit, or call the Poison Help line to handle—and prevent—emergencies

Poison control centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through either, or the Poison Help phone line. Their highly trained specialists can guide you through emergency situations. But did you know you can also contact them for answers and advice that can help you prevent poisoning accidents—such as questions about medicine, pesticides, chemicals, bites and stings, carbon monoxide, and many other topics?

Place this website address and phone number throughout your home—near phones, in cell phones, on the refrigerator and anywhere else you, babysitters, and caregivers can see it easily.

Poison Help: visit or call 1-800-222-1222
Text “POISON” to 797979 to add the Poison Help Information as a contact in your smartphone. Reply “STOP POISON 2” to 797979 to opt-out. Message and data rates may apply. is a free interactive tool you can access through your mobile phone, tablet or computer. It will ask you a few simple questions about your poison exposure, and provide you with important safety information. If your exposure is more serious, you will be prompted to call the Poison Help line for further help.

To learn more about America’s poison centers, or to get poison prevention tips, alerts, and educational materials, visit the American Association of Poison Control Centers website.

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