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.


Spring is flower time! Know and identify the plants in your garden and landscaping. Our specialists advise that you put a marker with the name of the plant near the plant in case you ever need to identify it. Also, common household cleaning products are a frequent cause of accidental poisoning in children. Prevention is the key to avoiding poisonings with these products. As you spring clean, remember to keep all cleaning products out of the reach of children.

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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