The Minnesota Poison Control System’s emergency call center is always available to help people safely manage poisonings at home. Poison specialists help callers decide whether to seek immediate medical help, and guide them throughout the process. In 2015, the center was able to safely manage 92 percent of the 42,571 calls about residential exposures.
The call center is available to residents of all Minnesota counties 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The public and health-care providers are encouraged to call the center at 1-800-222-1222 for information or during emergencies.
Call 911 first if a poison victim is unconscious, having a seizure, not breathing or has chest pain.