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What is 1-800-222-1222 ?

1-800-222-1222 is the telephone number for every poison center in the United States. Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison expert. Call right away if you have a poison emergency. Also call if you have a question about a poison or about poison prevention.

There is now one single telephone number for poison emergencies. BUT there is still a network of 55 poison centers around the country. When you call 1-800-222-1222 you will still talk to your local poison center experts. Find the poison center that answers your calls.

Have an old number for your poison center posted on your phone? Don't worry. It will still work. But when you get a chance, post and learn the new number.

How does it work?

When you call 1-800-222-1222 , you are automatically connected to the poison center for your area. Your call is routed according to the area code and exchange of the phone number you are calling from.

If you call from a cell phone, you will reach a poison center. Depending on your cell phone carrier, you might reach the poison center in the area where you are or in the "home" area of your cell phone. Either poison center can help you. If you need local assistance but reach the poison center back home, the "at home" poison center can coordinate with the poison center at your current location. You will get the care and information that you need.


Now there are two ways to get help for a poison emergency:

Both are free and confidential. Both provide expert guidance based on age, weight, and amount.

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