Accidental ingestions can occur anywhere — at home, at a family member’s house, in the park, at the mall — wherever you travel. One statewide resource that is constant is the Wisconsin Poison Center.
Program the number of the Wisconsin Poison Center in your cell phone: (800) 222-1222. Wherever you go, this toll-free number will connect you to certified poison specialists for fast, free and confidential service.
All calls are welcome
The Wisconsin Poison Center gets calls regarding many types of children’s ingestions. Whether it’s non-toxic plants, too many gummy vitamins or accidentally getting into grandma’s medicine, ALL calls are welcome. The number is staffed by specially trained nurses and pharmacists who can provide information and recommendations.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 16-22. It is important to remember to keep medications, plants, chemicals and household and personal care products UP and AWAY from children. Call the Wisconsin Poison Center at (800) 222-1222 with ingestion questions or concerns.
- Meg Lesnick, external relations specialist, Wisconsin Poison Center
The Wisconsin Poison Center, located in Milwaukee, provides 24-hour, toll-free poison information for all individuals in Wisconsin. For any poison emergency, call (800) 222-1222