Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone

Anytime, anywhere, anyone can call the Poison Center.
Minnesota depends on it.

MN Poison Sam at the Computer Photo

Anytime – 24/7/365

  • Poison Center’s emergency call center is available 24/7/365 to advise on safe management of poisonings at home or the need for immediate transport to a medical facility
  • Poison Center staff advise throughout the care process and call to follow-up

Anywhere – calls come from

  • Homes, schools, daycare centers, workplaces, and health care facilities
  • All 87 Minnesota counties, from urban, suburban and rural areas and facilities

Anyone – can call

  • The public: parents, teachers, public safety, daycare providers, school nurses and others call the Poison Center for help and information, for care of infants, children, teens, adults, and seniors
  • Providers: EMTs and first responders, paramedics, emergency physicians, family physicians, pediatricians, intensive care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners call for help managing poison emergencies
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency: Language Line interpreters can help 24/7 in more than 150 languages
  • Deaf or hearing impaired: TTY services are always available when calling 1-800-222-1222

The Poison Center saves lives and money.

Every $1 spent on Poison Center services SAVES over $13 in unnecessary medical costs and lost productivity.

In 2015, the Minnesota Poison Control System:
  • Consulted on 42,571 exposures
  • Provided poison information for 4,835 callers
  • Was able to safely manage 92% of residential exposures at home through consultation with Poison Center specialists
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