Concerned about an exposure to a potentially harmful substance? Call the Illinois Poison Center helpline, 1-800-222-1222. Our staff of nurses and pharmacists are specially trained in poisoning and toxicology. IPC is here to help.
IPC experts can give you advice in a poisoning emergency. By calling IPC’s helpline our team will evaluate your situation and help determine if you need to go to a healthcare facility. In 90% of cases, our specialists determine it is safe for you to stay at home.
Our specially trained poison specialists also can answer your questions about a potentially harmful substance—no question or issue is too big or too small.
Don’t hesitate to call IPC for any poisoning concern. Our poison specialists are compassionate and knowledgeable. Their services are available in English, Spanish and many other languages.
IPC experts are specially training in poison prevention and dedicated to keeping the public safe.
Our course covers poison prevention in seven short lessons and quizzes. It offers continuing education credit and free IPC giveaways.
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