Toxicology/Poison Care

What is toxicology? It’s the study of (and care of people suffering from) the harmful effects of chemicals on living creatures.  

Toxicology Care at UMass Memorial Medical Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center has an expert group of specialists in Medical Toxicology, a field dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of poisoned and envenomated patients. This includes individuals who have overdosed or are experiencing adverse effects from medications, as well as those who have been exposed to occupational and environmental toxins.

Physician Consultation Service 

UMass Memorial Medical Center has a medical toxicology specialist available for physician consultation 24/7. Our staff assist physicians in the management of adults and children who are experiencing medication interactions or overdoses, as well as patients who have been exposed to chemicals, heavy metals, or plant and animal toxins. 

Outpatient Toxicology Clinic

UMass Memorial Medical Center also provides outpatient evaluations for suspected exposures to environmental and occupational toxins, and for assistance with interpretation of toxicology testing. 

For appointments, call 508-421-1455. For more information, call 508-421-1400.

Emergency Medicine Research and Clinical Trials

Learn more about ongoing clinical trials at UMass Chan Medical School.