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    In case of a poison emergency, call our 24/7 hotline for fast and professional help.

Palmetto Poison Center

Contact Us

The Palmetto Poison Center is staffed by health care professionals, including pharmacists and nurses, who are formally trained in toxicology as specialists in poison information. We provide free advice and education to South Carolina residents about exposure to poisonous and toxic materials.

For emergencies: Call 1-800-222-1222
For business: Call 803-777-7909
For media inquiries: or 803-394-7279

Request Materials

The Palmetto Poison Center can provide free poison prevention educational materials for your home, business, educational institution, or organization in South Carolina. Submit a request for materials.

Support the Palmetto Poison Center

We appreciate the generous support from our community which keeps South Carolina’s only poison center in operation. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Palmetto Poison Center you may do so in the following ways:

Make your gift to the Palmetto Poison Center through the university's fast, easy and secure online checkout process 

Enter Palmetto Poison Center  in the Search Funds by Name  field then follow the prompts to complete and submit the form. 

Mail a check payable to the USC Educational Foundation  to the address below. Include Palmetto Poison Center  in the memo line.

USC Educational Foundation
1027 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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