Poison Control / American Association of Poison Control Centers

Address

515 King Street
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

(800) 222-1222

aapcc.org

Date of Official Change:

March 29, 2016

AKA:

AAPCC / Louisiana Poison Center

Description:

AAPCC member poison centers maintain a 24-hour Poison Help hotline. It is continuously staffed by pharmacists, physicians, nurses and poison information providers who are toxicology specialists. The Poison Help hotline provides immediate access to poison exposure management instructions and information on potential poisons.

More than 70% of poison exposure cases can be managed over the phone. The Poison Help hotline serves as a key medical information resource and helps reduce costly emergency room visits.

AAPCC member poison centers provide educational outreach through the 800-222-1222 phone line to prevent poison emergencies. The general public may use the number to ask questions about the proper handling and ventilation related to household products, bites and stings, plants, overt-the-counter and prescription medications, drugs, alcohol, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and other types of potentially toxic fumes and gases.

AAPCC maintains the only poison information and surveillance database in the United States. It offers real-time monitoring of unusual poisoning patterns, chemical exposures and other potential public health hazards.

AAPCC provides a network of toxicology experts ready to speak on more than 20 subject area specialties, including chemical and biological weapons, "p harming" (the misuse of prescription drugs), carbon monoxide, and childhood poisoning. Media are invited to request expert interviews.What is a poison center?

Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly emergency department visits through in-home treatment. Poison centers also provide poison prevention public education. AAPCC supports the nation!€™s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures.

Hours:

Poison centers are open 24/7 every day, including holidays, for questions or emergencies regarding poisons / One national HOTLINE number 1-800-222-1222 will connect you to your local poison center // AAPCC National Office hours 8:00am-4:30pm EST

Intake Process:

None / We encourage everyone to program this number 1-800-222-1222 into cell phones and keep it visible in the home and workplace

Program Fees:

Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

None

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

March 29, 2016

Year Incorporated:

1958

Geographies Served

  • Serves All Areas

Address Listings

Mailing

515 King Street
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

Physical (Primary)

515 King Street
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

TOLL FREE HOTLINE

Poison Control Centers

(800) 222-1222

info@aapcc.org

Elizabeth E. Copes

Executive Assistant

(703) 894-1870

Phone Numbers

TOLL FREE HOTLINE

(800) 222-1222

AAPCC Main Office

(703) 894-1858

AAPCC Main Office Fax

(703) 683-2812

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Geography Served

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