How Does Poison Control Help You?

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National Capital Poison Center

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If you swallow something poisonous, inhale fumes, or splash something on your eye or skin, Poison Control tells you if it's safe to manage your case at home, with our guidance, or if you need to go to the emergency room.

(Someone begins a case in the webPOISONCONTROL app) Quick action minimizes injury from poisonings, and since we provide free access to our poison specialists online or by phone, 24/7, we are uniquely equipped to provide immediate answers.

Our nurses, pharmacists, and physicians are specially trained to be able to tell you what’s safest.
(A Poison Specialist answers a phone call) They consider the substance and amount, your age, weight, and symptoms to give you the best guidance and ensure the best outcome.

85% of people who contact us before going to a healthcare facility are safely managed at home, saving time, anxiety, and unnecessary emergency room visits, so Poison Control saves lives and money!

Get free, expert, help online or by phone any time at or 1-800-222-1222. PLEASE donate today so we can continue to provide our life-saving services to over 200,000 people per year.