TPC News

Poisoning is the #1 cause of unjury death in Tennessee. National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21. This is a time when communities can call attention to the dangers of poisoning.

Poison prevention literature is available free of charge - please call (615) 936-0760 to request materials.


Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is a comprehensive poison resource center located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We are the statewide poison emergency information and resource center for the public and health care professionals.

Tennessee Poison Center is certified as the statewide poison control center by the Tennessee Department of Health and is certified by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

How You Can Help

Tennessee Poison Center helps more than 127,000 callers a year. We depend on community support in order to provide our vital programs.

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