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Tennessee Poison Center – Poison HELP Hotline (1-800-222-1222)

Poison Prevention Week – March 21-27, 2021

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Nena Bowman, Pharmacist and Clinical Toxicologist with the Tennessee Poison Center, who highlights their efforts as a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The organization is the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and healthcare professionals. All calls to the Poison Help hotline are fast, free and confidential. During the interview, Dr. Bowman discusses their Poison Hotline (1-800-222-1222), their COVID-19 Public Health hotline with the Tennessee Department of Health (1-877-857-2945), valuable tips for protecting yourself and loved ones, and more.

The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and healthcare professionals.

The Tennessee Poison Center is certified as the statewide poison control center by the Tennessee Department of Health and is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. All calls to the Poison Help hotline are fast, free and confidential.

  • What is a Poison Center?
  • What do we do at the TN Poison Center?
    • Poison exposure questions from home and hospitals
      • Poison prevention outreach
        • General information about COVID19 testing / vaccines
    • Who answers the phones at the poison center when I call?
    • Does it cost anything to use it? When can I call?
    • Poison Prevention Week – March 21-27, 2021

Ways to Donate – Individual Contributions -Donations should be sent to the Tennessee Poison Center, 3319 West End Avenue, Suite 460, Nashville, TN 37203-1059. Check payable to: Tennessee Poison Center

Learn more:
Text:                                       “POISON” to 797979
Website:                                https://www.vumc.org/poisoncenter/
Poison Help HOTLINE:        1-800-222-1222
COVID-19 Public Health information with the TN Department of Health: 1-877-857-2945

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