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.



Summer Insect Sting Safety

Stay safe and prevent insect stings as you enjoy the outdoors this summer. Stings vary in severity based on the person, the type of insect, and the sting site. Learn more about first aid and how to prevent insect stings.


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.