For Poisoning Questions or Emergencies, Call


Services Provided by:
FL/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville

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Here for you.

Immediate access to a health professional
for poisoning accidents and emergencies.

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Step on a sea urchin?
Stung by a jellyfish?

We provide treatment advice for marine stings.

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Do you know what’s
in your bush tea?

Some bush tea ingredients can interact
with prescription medications.

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Many calls to poison centers
now involve medication
mistakes or misuse.

Call your poison control center any time,
for any medication mistake.

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Household products can look
good enough to taste.

Call your poison control center for immediate
assistance in case of exposure.

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Many of the Virgin Islands’
native plants can be toxic to people and pets.

Call your poison control center for help with
any plant poisoning.

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When you call the poison
control center, you're
speaking with a health
care professional.

Poison specialists are doctors, nurses,
and pharmacists with extensive training in
managing poisoned patients.

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Poisoning can happen
at any age.

Only half of calls to poison control centers
are about children. We're here for everyone.


Florida’s Poison Control Centers offer educational materials (English and Spanish) and poison prevention safety programs to the public. Contact for more information. ... Healthcare professionals: Call the poison control center (1-800-222-1222) for consultation on any known or potential toxic exposure or issue including emerging drugs of abuse, environmental or chemical hazards, bites/stings, food poisoning or radiation. ... Hablamos español! Nuestros servicios estan disponibles las 24 horas/7 dias a la semana. Su llamada es gratis y confidencíal.

Text POISON to 797979 to add poison control as a contact in your phone.

Help at Home

More than 80% of calls are treated at home.

Calls By Island

We take calls from all three islands.

Online Materials

Order education materials or schedule a presentation.

Poison control services in the U.S. Virgin Islands are provided by the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville. Call 1-800-222-1222 for help with poisoning emergencies or questions, 24 hours a day. There is never a charge for your call.