The IWK Regional Poison Centre is changing its name to reflect its recent expansion of service to Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) as of April 1, 2022. The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre (ACPC) provides service for all ages (adults and children) in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and NL.
Our contact numbers have not changed. The public can reach us toll free at 1-800-565-8161 (NS and PEI) and 1-844-POISONX in NL.
Health care providers in all Atlantic provinces can contact 1-800-565-8161 or 902-470-8161.
Our website address has been updated to www.atlanticcanadapoisoncentre.ca
The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week as a confidential source of information and treatment advice on poisons and poison exposures for all ages. In 2021, the ACPC responded to almost 10,000 calls from the public and health care professionals. Most calls were safely triaged for home management and prevented unnecessary emergency department visits.
About IWK Health: IWK Health is the Maritime region's leading health care and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, children, youth and families, in all their diversity. In addition to providing highly specialized and complex care, the IWK provides certain primary care services and is a strong advocate for the health of families. The IWK is a global leader in research and knowledge sharing, and a partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. Visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca for more information.
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