Poison Help Hotline
(800) 222-1222

Administrative Office
(615) 936-0760


The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and healthcare professionals.

The Tennessee Poison Center is certified as the statewide poison control center by the Tennessee Department of Health and is accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. All calls to the Poison Help hotline are fast, free and confidential. 

The TPC estimates to save Tennessee residents $28.6 million in 2020! Click here to read our most recent publication.

Save the Poison Help hotline number in your phone!

Text "POISON" to 797979

Tennessee Poison Center 2019 Annual Report

The TPC saved the taxpayers of TN more than $18.1 million by preventing unnecessary emergency department visits for the underinsured.


2019 AR

How You Can Help

Tennessee Poison Center helps more than 100,000 callers a year. We depend on community support in order to provide our vital programs.