Many of the household and personal items you use in your home can be poisonous if used improperly. Learn more about how to keep your family safe from poisons in and around your home.
The Poison Control Center (PCC) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a nonprofit regional poison control services provider offering a 24-hour-a-day emergency hotline for poisoning incidents and poison information. Information and treatment advice is available to the public and healthcare professionals at no charge. Call 1-800-222-1222 for assistance.
The Center serves southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and the State of Delaware. It was created in 1986 as a collaborative effort among:
Every specialist who answers calls to the Poison Control Center emergency hotline is specially trained and certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Learn more about our specialists and how they handle emergency hotline calls.
The Poison Control Center is one of 60 poison centers in the United States certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Call our 24-hour toll-free emergency hotline