A national number 1-800-222-1222 will link callers from anywhere in the country to medical experts at local poison control centers. The number is funded by the federal government. 

The number for the state’s poison control center 1-800-343-2722 is still operational. The state center is associated with the University of Connecticut Medical Center and will answer questions about poisons found in the house or about spider or snake bites. 

When fast medical assistance is needed in an emergency, call 911 and describe the problem to the dispatcher.