The Kentucky Poison Control Center serves all 120 counties in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Our specially trained staff of nurses, physicians and pharmacists are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to answer questions and respond to emergencies involving possible poisons. Our physicians are board certified in medical toxicology and our nurses are nationally certified specialists in poison information.
We are always open — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls to the poison control center are free and confidential.
One of the poison control center’s important roles is to determine if a poisoning exposure requires treatment at a health care facility. More than 75 percent of calls received can be managed without a visit to a hospital emergency room. This works out to a savings of more than $10 million each year for Kentucky residents.
|By the numbers|
|176||Average daily number of calls to the Kentucky Poison Control Center|
|7||Days of the week you can reach a poison control expert to help you|
|61||Percent of all poisoning calls managed outside a medical facility|
|64,261||Number of calls to the Kentucky Poison Control Center in 2014|
|More than 10 million||Dollars saved in health care costs each year|