The certified pharmacists and nurses are available for advice and assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even holidays and weekends. Calls are free and confidential.
National Toll-Free Number for Poison Centers 1-800-222-1222
Translators are available in 150 languages through the language line, and services are available for the hearing impaired utilizing telecommunications devices for the deaf at (TDD) 212-689-9014.
When you call the Poison Control Center, be ready to answer these questions:
Follow instructions. Ask questions if you do not understand something.
If the patient is unconscious, convulsing, or having trouble breathing, call 911 and ask for an ambulance right away.
Do not try to make the person vomit. Do not stick your finger down the person's throat or give anything by mouth unless told to do so by the Poison Control Center or a doctor.