To reach the Regional Poison Control Center, please call 1-800-222-1222

The Regional Poison Control Center (RPCC) has been serving the citizens of Alabama since 1958. The RPCC was the 14th center established in the United States and it was created during a time period when serious morbidity and mortality was attributed to toxic ingestions in children and adults. The RPCC is a fully certified poison center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers and the only statewide center certified by the Alabama Department of Public Health. For the first 20 years, the RPCC’s main role was partnering with physicians to aid in the care of patients. Since 1978, the RPCC has also provided 24/7, toll-free access to life saving information. The center handles more than 70,000 poison calls per year. The RPCC staff includes nurse and pharmacist specialists in poison information who are nationally certified and sponsored by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The RPCC has grown substantially over the years and now oversees statewide educational programs, Advanced Hazmat Life Support courses, clinical toxicology lectures, medical toxicology consultations, and other various educational/clinical services.

Medical Directors:
  • Dr. Michele Nichols, MD
    • Professor of Pediatrics, UAB School of Medicine
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty
  • Dr. Erica Liebelt, MD
    • Professor of Pediatrics, UAB School of Medicine
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty
    • Board Certified Medical Toxicologist
Division Director:
Dr. William D. King, RPh, MPH, DrPH
o    Pharmacist
o    Epidemiologist
o    Professor of Pediatrics, UAB School of Medicine

Managing Director:
Dr. Ann Slattery, RPh
o    Pharmacist
o    Clinical and Environmental Toxicologist

Program Contact:
 Email: bill.king@childrensal.org