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Frequently Asked Questions

You can put the 1-800-222-1222 phone number on your product label at no charge provided you comply with the specific wording and list your product with Poisindex®. Review our specific guidelines for product labeling for more detailed information.

The Poison Help logo is owned and trademarked by the AAPCC. AAPCC poison control center and education center members do not need permission to use the Poison Help logo. Other organizations must gain written approval from the AAPCC before using the Poison Help logo. Please review the Poison Help logo guideliness and email info@aapcc.org to submit a request.

The AAPCC does not require its member poison control centers to answer calls about pet poisonings. Some poison control centers (but not all) provide basic pet poisoning information, but the best information can be obtained from your veterinarian or animal poison control center. These services provide treatment advice for a fee: ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435) and Pet Poison Helpline (855-764-7661)

There are several categories of members of the AAPCC. Review our membership types document. Note that some categories require an application for membership.

Looking for stickers, magnets, brochures, or other educational materials containing the poison control phone number? Contact your local poison control center directly. If you are unsure of which poison center serves you, call 1-800-222-1222 from a local phone number. This will route you to the correct center that provides service to your geographic location.

National Poison Prevention week falls each year during the third full week of March. The dates for 2019 are March 17-23, 2019. Celebrated since 1972, use this week to educate your community about preventing unintentional poisonings and the value of America’s poison control centers. Participate in the conversation online using the hashtags #NPPW2019 and #PreventPoison. Learn more about National Poison Prevention Week .

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AAPCC does not require its member poison control centers to answer calls about pet poisonings. Some poison control centers (but not all) do provide basic pet poisoning information, but the best information can often be obtained from your veterinarian or animal poison control center. These services provide treatment advice for a fee: ASPCA Animal Poison Control (888-426-4435) and Pet Poison Helpline (855-764-7661).

At this time, several poison control centers are experimenting with providing text services. For now, however, the best way to guarantee advice from an expert poison control professional is to call 1-800-222-1222. Alternatively, please look for poisoning guidance at www.poisonhelp.org.

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