Illinois Stands For Poison Centers!
As the state's only poison center, serving all who work and live in Illinois, we provide around the clock information and treat advice via our FREE and confidential hotline 1-800-222-1222. Last year we answered over 90,000 calls from the general public and healthcare professionals. As the leading source for toxicology in Illinois, the IPC has proven that it is not only essential to maintaining quality healthcare in Illinois that that it is also providing amazing savings.
We’re a BIG deal!
It has been estimated that the IPC saves the taxpayers of Illinois over 50$ a year. For every dollar the state and federal government provides in funding, poison centers offer a $7 -$12 return on investment.
On Feb. 19, 2011 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would effectively eliminate the federal poison control program. The House plan would cut $27.3 million out of the current $29.3 million in funding, a cut which would lead to the closure of many of the nation’s poison centers and result in skyrocketing health care costs and an erosion in public health.These are cuts no one can afford.
Our Story is Your Story
You can help by:
- Emailing a letter to your senator urging them to oppose the H.R. 1 bill and support poison center funding
- Call your senator and tell him why the Illinois Poison Center is important to your family and community. Share your story if you’ve ever called the IPC.
- Send a letter via mail to your senator using the template ( you can edit and add personal comments) we’ve provided.
The IPC is YOUR poison center. Let’s do everything we can to protect it. Please ask your family and friends to join our efforts!