Southeast Texas Poison Center

Southeast Texas Poison Center

Southeast Texas Poison Center (SETPC)

Since its establishment in 1959, the Southeast Texas Poison Center has been a vital pillar in public health, evolving to serve 28 counties in the region. Staffed with a dedicated team of nurses, pharmacists, and medical doctors, the center is equipped to provide crucial poison information and assistance to community members facing poison-related emergencies. From drug and plant information to snake and chemical inquiries, drug identification, and general medical guidance, the center is a comprehensive hub for health and safety. In 2023 alone, the center fielded an impressive 46,769 calls from both community members and first responders.

Southeast Texas Poison Center Contacts

Nationwide Toll Free number

Call with poison-related questions or possible exposure:

Community Education Specialists

Contact to request presentation or materials:

Jessyka Reynoso

Eugenio Alvarez

Poison Safety Topics:

Texas Poison Center Network Blog

The number for the Poison Center is 1-800-222-1222

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SETPC at a glance

For every dollar invested in the poison center system, $13.39 is saved in medical costs.

The poison center, located in the Emergency Department at UTMB’s Health's Galveston Campus, is one of a network of six regional centers.

Specialists respond to calls through the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They answer questions about drugs, chemicals, natural poisons, environmental toxins and public health matters.