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Poison Help

The Poison Center at Children's Hospital is there to help you.


Call FAST to treat a poisoning!

Call FiRST to prevent a poisioning!

Help is provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

Poisons can hurt you -- or even kill you--if you eat them, breathe them, or get them in your eyes of on your skin.  The poison center can help you with questions about:

  • Household products
  • chemicals at work or in the environment
  • drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, illegal or animal medicines)
  • snake bites, spider bites and scorpion stings.

A specially trained nurse, pharmacist or doctor at your poison center will help.  All services are free and confidential. 

Poison center services are available for people with hearing problems and for non-English speakers.

Stop by the Emergency Department to pick up a brochure and keep this number handy. 


Poison Prevention Tips

Store Poisons Safely

  • Store medicines and household products locked up, where children cannot see or reach them.
  • Store poisons in their original container.
  • Use child-resistant packaging. But remember--nothing is child-proof!

Use  Poisons Safely

  • Read the label. Follow the directions on medinines and products.
  • Are children around? Take the product or mediine with you to answer the door or phone.
  • Lock products and medicines up after using them.
  • Is it medicine? Call it medicind, not candy.
  • Children learn by imitation. Take your medinines where children can't watch.

Teach Children to Ask First

  • Poisons can look like food or drink. Teach children to ask an adult before eating or drinking anything.


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