Pittsburgh Poison Center
Staffed 24 hours a day, the Pittsburgh Poison Center (PPC) responds each year to more than 150,000 requests for poison information from the general public and medical professionals who reside in 44 Pennsylvania counties. There is no fee for this service.
To ensure treatment excellence, the PPC developed a network of hospital treatment centers throughout Pennsylvania, which provide medical consultation and follow-up for all cases of poison exposure that have been referred to those hospitals.
The Pittsburgh Poison Center is staffed by nurse specialists who have extensive training in clinical toxicology.
With the Mr. Yuk™ poison center awareness symbol as its focal point, the PPC conducts comprehensive, continuing poison prevention education programs with the belief that it is better to prevent an accidental poisoning than to treat one. The PPC also provides training programs and seminars for health care professionals who may be involved in the management of the poisoned patient. For free Mr. Yuk stickers, educational materials or questions about the Mr. Yuk program, please visit the Mr. Yuk Online Store.