Keep the Wisconsin Poison Center phone number handy. Accidental poisoning 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 information.
All calls are welcome
The Wisconsin Poison Center gets calls regarding many types of children’s exposures. Whether it’s plants and mushrooms, 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 fast information for any situation.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25. 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 questions or concerns any time of day or night.
– David Gummin, MD, medical director, Wisconsin Poison Center
The Wisconsin Poison Center is a program run by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The poison center provides 24-hour, toll-free poison information for all individuals in Wisconsin. For any poison emergency, call (800) 222-1222.