About Us

The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention is a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance and expertise in the medical diagnosis, management and prevention of poisonings involving the people of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In addition to serving the public by staffing the Poison Help Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our staff of doctors, nurses and pharmacists work to educate the public, collaborate with other professionals, and to extend the reach of our poison prevention message.

The Center manages over 50,000 phone calls annually. Exposure calls originate primarily from residences, and other important calls coming from health care facilities and medical professionals. Our annual reports explore call origins and results in depth.

The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention is aided in its efforts to serve the public and professionals of Massachusetts and Rhode Island by its Advisory Committee.

Mission

The mission of the Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention is to provide assistance and expertise in the medical diagnosis, management and prevention of poisonings involving the people of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The Center maintains a standard of excellence in both clinical research and professional development of health care professions, thus continually improving the quality of medical care given to patients throughout the healthcare system.