Poison Control Center

The Poison Control Center (PCC) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a nonprofit, regional poison control services provider. The center offers a 24/7 hotline staffed by registered nurses and pharmacists with special training in toxicology. Information and treatment advice are offered to the public and healthcare professionals at no charge through the hotline and educational resources produced by the experts at the Poison Control Center.

Naloxone Resources

Resources for Professionals

The PCC at CHOP is a dedicated resource available to both families and healthcare providers throughout our community. There are many ways we can support you in your role as a professional in the healthcare field. View our Resources.

Be Safe: Dispose of Unused Medicine

Keep your family safe by cleaning out your medicines. Has a bottle expired? No longer in use? It’s time to toss. Download our resource for a checklist to stay on track and to learn about safe disposal options. Download the safe disposal card.

Impact Report 2022

Learn how CHOP's team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, quality, communication, and public health experts works together to strengthen our region’s public health infrastructure by meeting our communities where they are, providing them with actionable and empathetic guidance that they can trust. Center for Public Health Readiness Impact Report.

Our Team

Every specialist who answers calls in the Poison Control Center is specially trained in toxicology, and many are certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Our medical toxicology consultants from other local institutions further expand our ability to provide services to the region.

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What to Expect When You Call

When you call the Poison Control Center, we will ask you a series of questions. Here's what we'll need to know so we can help.

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Poisoning Resources for Professionals

Find treatment tips for poisoning events, clinical pathways, information about toxicology assessments, and more.