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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

Volunteer Satellite Education Network

Since 2001, the IPC has proudly partnered with hospitals located throughout the state to integrate poison prevention education into their programs and services.

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Chicago-Area Volunteer Satellite Education Partners:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Amy Hill, MS
Director, Safe Kids Chicago and Illinois, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Chicago
Executive Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 157
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 227-6692

Advocate Children's Hospital
Alix McNulty, MSN, BA, RN
Manager Community Outreach/Population Health
1675 Dempster Street, Suite Y2-106
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone:  (847) 723-9476 

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Ann Naughton, RN
Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health
Harrison Square
1900 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 864-1965 

Northern Illinois Volunteer Satellite Education Partners:

FHN Volunteer Satellite Center serves the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • DeKalb
  • Jo Daviess
  • Lee
  • Ogle
  • Stephenson
  • Whiteside
  • Winnebago

Contact Information:
Barb Lessman
Community Services
FHN/M45 Marketing Services
524 W. Stephenson Street, Suite 100
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: (815) 232-2121 ext. 236


Central Illinois Volunteer Satellite Education Partners:

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana serves the following counties:

  • Champaign
  • Clark
  • Coles
  • Cumberland
  • DeWitt
  • Douglas
  • Edgar
  • Ford
  • Iroquois
  • Livingston
  • Macon
  • McLean
  • Moultrie
  • Piatt
  • Shelby
  • Vermilion

Contact Information:
Mindy Watson RN, BSN, TNS, CEN, AA-SANE
Pediatric Coordinator-Emergency Department
611 W. Park St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 326-6602

OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria serve the following counties:

  • Peoria
  • Tazewell
  • Woodford

Contact Information:
Cassandra Collins, PharmD
Pediatric Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Julie Kasap, PharmD, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacy Supervisor
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue Peoria, IL 61637
Phone : (309) 624-0700

Poison Center HelplineCalls are free and confidential.

  1. In Case of Emergency

    Call 911 if someone is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing.

  2. Remain Calm

    Most poison emergencies can be resolved quickly over the phone.

  3. Call the Helpline

    Call 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned that you or someone else has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance.