California Poison Control System
Toll-free Poison Hotline, 1-800-222-1222, available to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

California’s fast, free, and confidential telehealth provider for poison information, advice, and treatment rec­ommendations.

Toll-free Poison Hotline (click-to-dial): 1-800-222-1222

Call the Poison Hotline for poison-related questions or help to receive:

  • Treatment advice from expert pharmacists, nurses, poison information providers and physician specialists in poisoning care.
  • Free, non-judgmental, and confidential service.
  • Translation services available in over 200 languages.
  • Treatment advice for medical personnel through a designated phone number.

National Poison Prevention Week 2024

National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW) is a week dedicated to raise awareness about the dangers of poisoning and promote community involvement in poison prevention. Browse celebratory NPPW events taking place throughout the state of California from March 17, 2024- March 23, 2024.



Candy or Medicine?

Candy and medicine can look, smell, and taste alike. Test your knowledge on how to identify candy or medicine.

Las medicinas y los dulces pueden parecer, oler, y saber igual. Un cuestionario educativo en el que identificas los dulces de la medicina.