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 & direction
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.


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.

Sep 21, 2014
Gail Banach, MS is joined by Roberto Martinez, MD, to explain neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), and a community initiative to reduce NAS in Onondaga County.

Sep 7, 2014
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of deaths involving opioids over the past several years, due in part to the increase in the number of prescriptions written (close to 4 million in 2013), increasing the availability and thereby easy access to dangerous drugs.

Jan 15, 2014
Results from two recent national surveys indicate a significant knowledge gap in OTC medicine safety by tweens across the U.S.

Nov 12, 2013
According to the CDC more Americans die each year from poisonings, including drug overdoses than from car accidents.

Mar 17, 2011
The Upstate New York Poison Center has developed a presentation about synthetic drugs of abuse including signs, symptoms of use. This presentation focuses on bath salts, synthetic marijuana, wet/PCP, and inhalants.