National Capital Poison Center
The National Capital Poison Center is dedicated to preventing poisonings and minimizing injury from poisonings….24/7. We are the certified regional poison center serving the Washington, DC metro area. Nurse and pharmacist Certified Specialists in Poison Information provide emergency telephone consultations to over 40,000 human poison exposures each year. We also recently launched an innovative, online triage tool that guides patients through specific poison exposure situations, just as we would do if you called.
Extensive public and professional education programs are offered community-wide to prevent poisonings and optimize treatment for poisoned patients. The center also maintains a continuous chemical terrorism surveillance program.