Department of Medical Toxicology

Banner Poison and Drug Information Center (BPDIC)

The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center was established in 1979 and is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. It provides a free 24-hour service for healthcare providers and residents of Maricopa County, home to 60% of the state's 6.8 million residents (2015 US Census Bureau estimate). The center receives over 50,000 human exposure calls per year and is staffed by nurses and pharmacists trained in the recognition and assessment of poisonings, first aid treatment, and drug information.

Physicians in the Department of Medical Toxicology provide medical direction and on-call backup for the BPDIC.

To reach your Poison Control Center, dial 1-800-222-1222

If you are in Arizona and have an out-of-state cell phone, dial 602-253-3334 to reach the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center.

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