Clinical Toxicology provides emergency and elective consultations for children and adolescents with both acute and chronic poisonings. Toxicology houses the Hospital's lead poisoning treatment program, which provides outpatient diagnostic evaluation, ambulatory treatment and hospitalization when necessary. The chief of the section is also the medical director of the Poison Control Center, which provides 24-hour telephone hotline emergency management advice for acute poisonings to all residents and medical professionals in the greater Philadelphia region. Toxicology is also available to provide in-depth bedside consultations to patients hospitalized at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and welcomes requests for evaluation of both acute poisonings and long-term environmental and/or hazardous materials exposures in children or adolescent patients.
Call the Poison Control Center for initial management advice