The California Poison Control System (CPCS) provides immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and poison information providers answer the calls to 1-800-222-1222 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Language interpreters are always available.



The California Poison Control System (CPCS) is a part of the University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy. It consists of four answering sites: UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento Division), Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (San Francisco Division), Valley Children's Hospital (Fresno/Madera Division), UC San Diego Medical Center (San Diego Division). CPCS is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers and is responsible to the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.