What Is the Telephone Number of the Poison Center?

What Is the Telephone Number of the Poison Center?

As of 2015, you can reach Poison Control in the United States by dialing 1-800-222-1222 from any telephone. The center is open 24 hours per day and assists with poison emergencies.

Poison Control operates a large network of centers around the United States, but individuals use a single telephone number to reach them. When calling, the system automatically routes users to a local poison control specialist. The system bases its routing on the phone's area code and exchange. If the individual is calling from a cell phone, the system may automatically route the call to the center that serves the phone's area code rather than the local area.