We’re a fully confidential medical service. (Call center) staff are highly-trained professionals who undergo rigorous training for two years in order to provide the best medical advice that they can.

Dr. Cyrus Rangan, Assistant Medical Director

California Poison Control System

The California Poison Control System (CPCS)

CPCS is the designated and accredited Poison Center for the state of California. We are accredited by Americas Poison Centers, which includes 55 poison centers across North America.

CPCS is part of the School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. ©️The Regents of the University of California. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Masters of Poison, UCSF Magazine

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