Kentucky Poison Control Center

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Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you think someone has been poisoned, call us at (800) 222-1222 right away.

Do not wait for the victim to look or feel sick. Do not try to treat the person yourself.

The Kentucky Poison Control Center serves all 120 counties in Kentucky. Our specially trained staff of nurses, physicians and pharmacists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to answer questions and respond to emergencies involving possible poisons. Our physicians are board certified in medical toxicology, and our nurses are nationally certified specialists in poison information.

We are always open. Your call to (800) 222-1222 is free and confidential.

One of our important roles is to determine if a poisoning exposure requires treatment at a health care facility. More than 75 percent of calls received can be managed without a visit to a hospital emergency room. This works out to a savings of more than $10 million each year for Kentucky residents.

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