Poison safety and prevention

Poison Control Help When On The Road

The Bottom Line

Wherever you travel in the United States, expert help from Poison Control is just a click or phone call away. Bookmark webPOISONCONTROL.org in your favorite browser, download the webPOISONCONTROL® app, and program 1-800-222-1222, the nationwide phone number, in your phone. Poison Control is available nationwide.  

The Full Story

Wherever you travel in the United States, expert help from Poison Control is just a click or phone call away. Download the webPOISONCONTROL® app (from the App Store or Google Play), bookmark webPOISONCONTROL.org in your favorite browser, and program the nationwide phone number (1-800-222-1222) in your phone so help is never more than a click or phone call away. Poison control help, both online and by phone, is available 24 hours a day!

Rose Ann Gould Soloway, RN, BSN, MSEd, DABAT emerita
Clinical Toxicologist

Poisoned?

Call 1-800-222-1222 or

HELP ME online

Prevention Tips

Download the webPOISONCONTROL® app. 

Bookmark webPOISONCONTROL.org in your favorite browser. 

Program the Poison Control number into your phone: 1-800-222-1222.

This Really Happened

A family was traveling out of state when their car broke down. Their 6-year-old daughter drank some antifreeze, thinking it was Gatorade®. The child's father called 1-800-222-1222, the nation-wide number for Poison Control from his cell phone. Poison Control connected him to the local 911 dispatcher for ambulance transport to the nearest hospital and contacted the emergency room with treatment advice. The child was observed in the emergency room for several hours. Fortunately, her lab studies were normal and showed that she must have spit out most of the antifreeze. (Otherwise, she would have required hospital admission and received the antidote to prevent kidney damage or death.)