Virginia Poison Center
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Educational Programs
Poison Prevention

About Us

Our Mission

As a nationally certified regional poison center, the Virginia Poison Center’s mission is to prevent unintentional poisonings through public education programs, to provide optimal cost-effective care to patients with toxic exposures, and to facilitate clinical toxicology education for physicians and other healthcare providers.

Our Services

These core services support our mission:

Provide twenty four hour advice and information over the phone to the residents of our service region

Serve as a twenty four hour resource for physicians and other health care professionals treating patients who have been exposed to toxins

Our clinical toxicologists provide direct patient care through bedside or telephone consultations

Prevent unintentional poisonings through an active public education program

Train healthcare professionals in clinical toxicology

Collect and analyze data related to toxic exposures


Improve domestic preparedness through participation in homeland security initiatives and other public safety venues

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