From anywhere in the United States, call 1-800-222-1222 to be linked to your regional poison control center, where you will find assistance for a venom emergency 24/7. Poison specialists can provide immediate help with advice on first aid or emergency transportation; and medical toxicologists at the centers can help doctors if you need hospitalization.
Around the world, poison centers vary, but at a minimum they provide poison information, and many employ trained medical toxicologists who are familiar with the venoms of local animals. Some also host inpatient toxicology treatment centers and/or have clinical laboratories. The World Health Organization maintains a directory of contact information for poison centers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
This is a partial list of venom suppliers around the world, for use by scientists who study the effects of venom in nature and in medical applications..
The Antivenom Index is a joint project of the Association for Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Poison Control Centers, administered through the VIPER Institute at the University of Arizona. It is a lookup resource designed to help poison specialists to locate antivenom in an emergency, and it is a members-only service not intended for use by the general public.
AAPCC Members' login instructions are in the Members Only section of the AAPCC website.
AZA Members' access to the Antivenom Index is for AZA-accredited Institutions and Certified Related Facilities only. If you are employed at one of these institutions, please ask your director for your login. The Antivenom Index login is not the same as your AZA member login.