Many of us know that Poison Control services are available by phone at 1-800-222-1222. Not so many know you can also get help ONLINE. For those of you who don't want to, or can't call; prefer an online option; don't want to frighten those who are listening nearby; feel embarrassed by calling (you should not be embarrassed - we don't judge!); or simply want to try it out, use our webPOISONCONTROL tool.
It's available through your web browser at poison.org
and as an app. Apps are downloadable on the App Store
or Google play
. Download the app now so you're ready if you ever need us. Whether you get help online or by phone, services are free and confidential.
webPOISONCONTROL asks simple questions to determine the danger of being exposed to a product or substance. Questions include the substance name, amount, age, and time since exposure. After providing those answers, webPOISONCONTROL determines whether you should treat the poisoning incident at home, contact Poison Control by phone, or go to an emergency room. Get your personalized recommendation in less than 3 minutes from start to finish.
Remember, reach out to Poison Control for help, immediately, if you suspect a poisoning. Don't wait for symptoms to develop. Get free, expert help, now!