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Atlantic Canada Poison Centre

The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre (ACPC) helps by providing a 24-hour telephone consultation service to both the public (including children, youth and adults) and health care professionals. We provide information and assistance regarding exposures or potential exposures to toxins.

The ACPC is responsible for all of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. We provide consult services for health care professionals in New Brunswick concerning the management of the poisoned patient in a health care setting.

The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre staff includes:

  • 13 Specialists in Poison Information, five of whom are Certified Specialists in Poison Information
  • Two Medical Toxicologists
  • Five additional Medical Consultants
  • Additional External Consultants

For additional information regarding our services, please visit our website

  • Contact

    Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and PEI: 1-844-POISON-X (1-844-764-7669)

    Alternate contact number: 1-800-565-8161

    Health Care Professionals in all Atlantic Provinces can call 1-800-565-8161 or 902-470-8161

    Or call 911 and ask to speak to the Poison Centre. 

    Atlantic Canada Poison Centre
  • Hours

    Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours

    Including holidays