Poison Hotline Operation

Poison Hotline Operations
We provide Poison Hotline Operations to the public, healthcare professionals, and 9-1-1 dispatchers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Poison Hotline for the general public

Call 1-800-222-1222 | 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Free poison treatment advice and info provided by highly trained health care professionals.
  • Access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for callers anywhere in California. Call 1-800-222-1222 anytime to obtain expert treatment advice and consultation for poison exposures.
  • Interpreter services are available in over 200 languages. Call 1-800-222-1222 and state your preferred language to receive uninterrupted poison treatment services.
  • Services for the deaf and hearing impaired offered through the California Relay Service.

Poison Hotline for health professionals

Medical consultation line

California health professionals can call a dedicated, toll-free number for access to CPCS health professionals to assist with patient care. 9-1-1 dispatchers obtain access through their dedicated phone line to assist with emergency calls to 911 in California as needed.

  • General Info and Public Education: General info, ordering of educational materials, and videos and topics of interest regarding poison prevention, education, and outreach.
  • Poisoning Info for Health Care Professionals.