Florida Poison Information Center – Tampa
Florida Poison Information Center – Tampa is staffed by nurses, pharmacists, and physicians trained in toxicology. Based on years of toxicology experience and a computerized database describing over 500,000 substances, they provide free confidential 24-hour emergency advice in cases of exposure to poison for over 40,000 poisonings per year. In addition, the center provides poison education and materials for the public as well as healthcare professionals and performs poisoning surveillance and reporting.
Certified as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the center provides coverage for six million residents in central and southwest Florida and is primarily funded by grants from the Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services, and U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration. Visit their Web site at www.poisoncentertampa.org.