Banner Good Samaritan Poison & Drug Information Center  

By the Numbers

Banner Poison and Drug Information Center offers help to families  

Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center provides vital information to Maricopa County, as well as other Arizona residents. 

In 2014, the Center managed more than 70,000 incoming calls and made more than 102,000 follow-up calls.

It is estimated that the Poison Center saved the community more than $35 million in emergency treatment costs, as more than 32,000 people (74%) who called the Center were able to have their poisonings taken care of without a trip to the emergency room.

Our Education and Outreach department participated in more than 70 health fairs and presentations to the public/health care community in 2014.

More than 140,000 poison prevention materials were distributed to the community in 2014.

Top 5 exposure calls received by the Banner Poison Center:

  • Bites and stings (Scorpion sting #1 call in this category)
  • Analgesics (Pain medicines)
  • Sedatives/Hypnotics/Antipsychotics
  • Household cleaners
  • Personal care products/cosmetics

Top 5 exposure calls received about children 5 years and younger:

  • Cosmetics/Personal care items
  • Analgesics (Pain medicines)
  • Household cleaners
  • Bites and stings
  • Foreign bodies


Banner Good Samaritan
Poison and Drug Information Center
24-hour phone: 1-800-222-1222
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