Maryland Poison Center
The Maryland Poison Center is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers as a regional poison center and has provided poisoning triage, treatment recommendations, education, and prevention services to Marylanders since 1972. The Maryland Poison Center is located within the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. The mission of the Maryland Poison Center is to decrease the cost and complexity of poisoning and overdose care while maintaining and/or improving patient outcomes. The center is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is accessible by calling 1-800-222-1222. Experts at the Maryland Poison Center handle approximately 65,000 calls annually of which around 37,000 involve human exposures to substances such as medications, household cleaners, snake and spider bites, and chemicals. The Maryland Poison Center promotes poison prevention through educational materials, programs for children and adults, and exhibits at health fairs and events. Education for health professionals is accomplished through classes, in-services, publications, and on-site training.