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.


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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.

Apr 23, 2015
There has been a dramatic increase in calls to Upstate New York Poison Center over the past 72 hours regarding patients with significant symptoms requiring emergency care.

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

Mar 10, 2015
Marijuana brownies have long been a staple of cannabis coffee shops in the Netherlands, but the new products are quite different. They are now skillfully being produced and packaged to closely mimic popular candies and other sweets.

Nov 17, 2014
Poison Centers nationwide are urging the public, especially parents, to keep highly concentrated "single dose packs" of laundry detergent up and out of reach of children.

Oct 27, 2014
The Upstate New York Poison Center receives calls about toxic exposures from the healthcare institutions in the 54 county coverage area. Listed below are the number of human exposure calls per county on Heroin Human Exposures.