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About Us

24-Hour Poison Control Center Hotline

Toll free 1-800-222-1222

Available 24/7

Our pharmacists, nurses and poison control specialists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call the Poison Control Center Hotline from anywhere in the state of Kansas and throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Poison Control Experts Save Lives

Last year, The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center answered more than 30,000 calls, including 21,500 in direct response to poisonings.

We help callers determine if treatment by a physician is needed or if the situation can be managed at home.

Open to Anyone

Anyone can call the Poison Control Center Hotline regarding any kind of poison exposure or for poison information. This includes:

  • Babysitters
  • Daycare centers
  • Grandparents
  • Health care workers
  • Nursing homes
  • Parents
  • School nurses
  • Workplaces

The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center is one of only 61 poison control centers in the United States and the only one in Kansas. It is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.