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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

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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.

Why Contact IPC?

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.

Helpline Facts

  • Calls to the IPC helpline are free and confidential.
  • Poison specialists are available to take your call around the clock. Call us anytime.
  • The helpline number is 1-800-222-1222.

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.

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