Santé Montréal

Poison Control Centre

Someone has been intoxicated or poisoned?

The Poison Control Centre

Call without delay 1 800 463-5060

The Centre antipoison du Québec (Québec poison control centre) is an emergency telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Cases of acute poisoning, actual or suspected;
  • Exposure to toxic domestic or industrial products, pesticides and poisonous mushrooms, drugs or venomous animals;
  • Ingestion or inhalation of a chemical;
  • Exposure of the skin or eyes to a chemical product;
  • Improper use of a medication;
  • Work accidents involving acute exposure to a toxic product; and
  • Requests for information on a toxic product;

Source : Centre antiposion du Québec

  • Infections
  • Electrocution
  • Bites of non-venomous animals
  • Allergies
  • Poisoning of an animal
  • Chronic poisoning
  • Ingestion of a non-toxic object

Source : Centre antipoison de Québec

What to do if someone is poisoned?

Stay calm. And… 

If a toxic product has been swallowed (in french only)

If a toxic product has come in contact with the eyes (in french only)

If a toxic product has come in contact with the skin (in french only)

If a toxic product has been inhaled (in french only)

In summary 

Call the Centre antipoison du Québec without delay: 1 800 463-5060
Don't wait until the person is sick or in serious condition before calling. 

If you or someone you know has swallowed a non-toxic object, contact Info-Santé by dialing 811



In the event of an emergency, it is important to dial 911 or go to an emergency room.

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Last Update : 18 September 2020