Get Help Online in 7 Easy Steps

  1. Open the free webPOISONCONTROL tool (available online or for free in the App Store or Google Play).
  2. Tell us who was poisoned (you or someone else).
  3. Enter the age and sex.
  4. Enter the route of the exposure (mouth, eye, skin, inhalation or nose, other)
  5. Enter the name of the product or substance swallowed or the pill imprint, or scan the barcode.
  6. Enter the amount taken and weight, if asked.
  7. Indicate how long ago it happened.

In less than 3 minutes, from start to finish, you will have your personalized, free recommendation, from poison control experts. The recommendation will tell you what you should do right now, the common symptoms that might occur, whether you need to call Poison Control for further guidance and whether you need to go the emergency room. Get free, expert, immediate, confidential help now with webPOISONCONTROL! Brought to you by Poison Control Centers.

Confused or need more help? Call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222

Find out more about webPOISONCONTROL, what it is, who we are, and how it works. 

webPOISONCONTROL: Can poison control be automated? Check out the study that finds the tool is safe, quick, and easy to use, published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Poisoned? Get Expert Help Online

Don’t guess what you should do. Get accurate answers prepared by poison control experts. This tool will guide you. It’s free. It’s confidential.

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