Contacting the Utah Poison Control Center is free and confidential. Nationally recognized as a Certified Regional Poison Control Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), UPCC is one of 50 centers with such distinction. The Utah Poison Control Center is a 24-hour resource for poison information, clinical toxicology consultation and poison prevention education. TDD is offered for the hearing impaired and translators are available for non-English speaking callers. Established in 1954, the UPCC has responded to more than 1,037,000 calls for assistance.
There is no such thing as a dumb question. Specialists answer calls about the following types of substances and much more!
- Herbal supplements
- Cleaning substances
- Cosmetics and personal care products
- Plants and mushrooms
- Snake bites and bee stings
- Chemicals in the home, workplace or environment
- Automotive products
- Drug overdoses
The AAPCC established voluntary standards for certified poison centers in 1978. The primary goal of certification is to ensure that all residents of a given geographic area have access to the highest quality of certified poison center services. Certification criteria include:
- poison information services,
- regional treatment capabilities,
- data collection capabilities, and
- professional and public education programs.