Established in 1979, the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center has continuously served the citizens of Maricopa County and surrounding counties for almost 40 years. It is supported by Banner- University Medical Center Phoenix, the state of Arizona, federal government and charitable donations.
Our mission is to promote the health and safety of the community by:
Serving as the primary resource for the residents and Healthcare professionals of Maricopa County for:
- Accidental and intentional poisonings
- Toxicity or adverse effects of medications or chemicals
- Providing education for the public and healthcare professionals in poison prevention and treatment
- Assessing and treating accidental and intentional poisonings by telephone triage, consultation and follow-ups
Trained specialists in poison information, including registered nurses, pharmacists and physicians.