Poison Procedures

These procedures are taken from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

  • Stay calm.
  • Call the Campus Police immediately.
    • Hampshire
      • from campus phone: x5555
      • from cell phone:  (413) 559-5424
    • Mount Holyoke
      • from campus phone: x1911
      • from cell phone: (413) 538-2304
    • Smith
      • from campus phone: x800
      • from cell phone:  (413) 585-2490
  • Try to provide information about what material may have caused the poisoning. Have the container or data sheet available for emergency responders.
  • While officers respond quickly on campus, someone in the area can call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 for further instructions.

Before dealing with an emergency, you can download the webPOISONCONTROL (r) from the App Store or Google play.