About Us

For advice on possible poisoning, toxic substance or any other environmental hazard emergency, you can call the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For non-emergencies, please e-mail dmcpcc@dmc.org.

The Michigan Regional Poison Control Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, the only one of its kind in Michigan, is one of the largest and busiest poison control centers in the country offering leadership in new data collection processes and identification of new trends in poisonings.

The center provides numerous services including:

  • 24-hour emergency and information hotline services
  • follow-up calls regarding continuing care in poison exposure cases
  • health professional education
  • state and national data collection providing epidemiologic public health surveillance
  • access to emergency information as an integral part of local, state and national emergency preparedness
  • response for natural and manmade disasters

The center provides assessment, triage, management and continued monitoring of more than 90,000 poison exposures in Michigan each year at no direct cost to the patient, the practitioner or health care institution. The center, considered to be among largest in the country, is one of 52 across the nation (including Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Micronesia, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands) that is part of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The regional poison control center has a huge educational mission to the health care community of Michigan. More than 120 physicians, pharmacists and medical students in the southeast Michigan region every year receive poison control education, in addition to providing a scheduled lecture program to over 200 training emergency physicians a year.