Poison Help Hotline

Call 1-800-222-1222 if you think someone may have experienced a medicine mistake or overdose, or may have swallowed, touched, or inhaled something harmful.

Callers with non-emergency questions about poisons or poison safety are also always welcome. Experts are standing by 24-hours a day, every day. Free and confidential.

NOTE: If someone is not breathing, having a seizure, or won’t wake up, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Other Contact Information

Mailing address:
UVA Health System Box 800-774
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Teresa Dorrier, Administrative Assistant
Business line : 434-982-3196
FAX: 434-971-8657
email Teresa

Beth Mehring, MSN, Nursing Director
email Beth

Information about Public Education Programs or Materials
Kristin Wenger, MA, BS, Education Coordinator
email Kristin

Information about Professional Medical Toxicology Education
Christopher Holstege, M.D., Medical Director
email Dr. Holstege

University of Virginia Dept. of Medical Toxicology
Heather Collier, Administrative Assistant
Administrative line: 434-924-5185
email Heather