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Poison Control

The Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Trauma Center is verified Level II by the American College of Surgeons and is equipped to deliver emergency care if you have encountered poison. We offer treatment in severe or mild cases of poisoning.

If someone has been poisoned and is not breathing or has collapsed, call 911 immediately.

Designated Poison Control Centers

You will find contact information for the AAPCC designated poison control centers for South Dakota below. Simply click on the facility name to visit its website.

Hennepin Regional Poison Center
Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55415
Emergency Phone:
800-222-1222 or
612-904-4691 (TTY)

Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center
777 Bannock Street
Mail Code 0180
Denver, CO 80204-4028
Emergency Phone:

About Poisons

Poisons are dangerous substances that can exist in the form of liquid, gas, solid or spray. They can cause sickness and even death if allowed to enter the body. These substances can be introduced into the body by ingestion, inhalation, or exposure to the skin or eyes.

People often think of poisons as dangerous chemicals or substances that are not easily accessible in most situations. Unfortunately, poisons can be found in the medicine cabinet, refrigerator, cupboards or even your own back yard. Medicines, plants and cleaning products are just a few examples of poisons present around you.

Poison Resources

We have listed a number of resources below to help you become aware of the danger, prevention and treatment of poisons. You can also find information about South Dakota's nearest poison control centers as designated by the American Association of Poison Control Centers.