The California Poison Control System (CPCS) is the statewide provider of immediate, free and expert treatment advice and assistance over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous or toxic substances. Call us toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Trained health care professionals, who have many years of valuable experience handling poison cases, staff our center
1-800-222-1222 anywhere in California, you can obtain emergency information on:
- Swallowing poison
- Eye or skin irritation from toxic substances
- Inhalation of noxious fumes or vapors
- Animal, insect, snake and spider bites
- Food or mushroom poisoning
- Drug reactions
- Attempted suicides or drug overdoses
- Pet poisoning exposures
Calls are handled quickly, accurately, professionally and free-of-charge all over the state 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Consumer Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
AAPCC Certified Regional Poison Center
Visit the Statewide CPCS Web Site at