American Association of Poison Control Centers

Nonprofit or community organization

Right now we don’t have any job openings, volunteer opportunities, or upcoming events.

Log in or sign up to be among the first to know when new openings or events are added!

About us

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) represents the nation’s fifty-five poison control centers (PCCs), which provide free, confidential, expert, medical information and treatment advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the national Poison Help line—1-800-222-1222.  Calls are handled primarily by certified specialists in poison information (e.g., specially trained nurses, toxicologists, pharmacists, and physicians).  In 2013, U.S. poison control centers answered more than 3.1 million calls (almost 9,000 per day).

AAPCC accredits PCCs, certifies specialists in poison information, coordinates national-level poison education and prevention programs and collaborations, coordinates national meetings among poison center directors, toxicologists, educators, and information specialists, provides advocacy support on issues relevant to poison control, and operates the National Poison Data System (with data uploaded every 8 minutes, it has 60 million case records, product-specific data about more 400,000 products,  and can initially detect and track poison exposure outbreaks). 

AAPCC is a non-profit organization located in the bustling heart of Old Town in Alexandria, VA.


Contact information

Email: Log in to view email addresses.


Phone: 7038941858

Fax: 7036832812

515 King Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA, 22314, US

See map
Do you work for American Association of Poison Control Centers? Become an administrator