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The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC) is staffed by nurses and doctors specially trained to handle exposures to all sorts of poisons, including: medicines, plants, household products, industrial chemicals, snake bites, carbon monoxide, and more. Our experts are available by phone for immediate, confidential, and free treatment advice 24 hours a day, every single day. We also answer questions about poison safety, including questions about the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

The BRPC has a public education department.  Our medical toxicologists provide clinical consultation for health care providers, perform research, and teach health professionals about managing poisoned patients.

The BRPC is affiliated with University of Virginia Health. We also receive funding from the Virginia Department of Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Blue Ridge Poison Center is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC).