Welcome to Upstate New York Poison Center

Upstate New York Poison Center
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-7078
Fax: 315 464-7077

The Upstate New York Poison Center assists the medical community and general public with poison emergencies by providing state of the art management expertise. Combining compassionate patient care, with education, research and community outreach, the staff of the UNYPC confirms its commitment to excellence through a dedication to wellness.

The Upstate New York Poison Center is dedicated to reducing the number, cost, and severity of poisonings within its designated 54-county service area as mandated by New York State Law.


Got Drugs?Drug Take-Back Day

April 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

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Feb 22, 2016
Two drug forums were held, on Jan. 20th and 21st, to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis in the county.

Dec 23, 2015
December edition of the Poison Prevention Newsletter: Holiday Poisons

Sep 4, 2015
DEA Drug Take Back Events are BACK - This September 26th from 10am to 2pm

May 29, 2015
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the experts at America┬┐s 55 poison centers applaud the efforts of the United States Senate focused on the prevention of opioid addiction, according to Stephen T. Kaminski, JD, AAPCC CEO and executive director.

May 29, 2015
Senator Chuck Schumer and 9 other Senators urge reinstatement of the DEA Drug Take Back day in hopes of removing up to 300 tons of unwanted prescription drugs from individuals.

Mar 12, 2015
National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21, 2015