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Missouri Poison Center 

A progam of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center 



 Watch a video about the Missouri Poison Center!

If you have a question about a possible poisoning
or any other poison related questions,  please call:


missouri poison center: 1-800-222-1222, state-wide poison help for all ages

The Missouri Poison Center provides a statewide service:

poison help: 1-800-222-1222, state-wide poison help for all ages

National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 - 22, 2014!

Schools in St. Louis City and County are invited to participate in the annual Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest. Schools from other areas of Missouri and Illinois are invited to enter the National Poster Contest. There were two national winners from Missouri last year!

Teachers, parents and educators, check out this poison prevention education lesson plan for your classroom or homeschool setting.

2013 grand prize winner for poison prevention week poster contest


News and alerts

For news and alerts from the Missouri Poison Center and SSM Cardinal Glennon, check out our Recent News section or stay caught up via our social networks!

 Missouri Poison Center:  

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missouri poison center on twitter

 SSM Cardinal Glennon:  

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In the News

The Missouri Poison Center is often in the news providing the public with up-to-date information about what poisons are out there and what they're capable of.

Justin Bieber's arrest raising awareness on new teen drug on FOX2Now

Molly: The ugly drug with a pretty name on KSDK News Channel 5

Company to redesign Tide detergent packs after children poisoned on KMOV Channel 4 News

Missouri seeing spike in bath salts abuse on KMOV Channel 4 News


Educational materials

In addition to assisting with thousands of calls each year, the Missouri Poison Center also provides educational services to area schools and organizations.

For adults

What To Do If Your Child Is Poisoned

Medication Poisoning

Food Poisoning

Poison Prevention Top 10

House Safety

Top 10 Categories of Exposure 

For children

Take the Poison Look-Alikes Quiz

Download Games and Puzzles!

Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure
This video uses a puppet show to teach young children about poison prevention. 

Additional educational materials are also available.


Poison Safe Practices

Download and print any of our "Poison Safe Practices" and share them with your class, your clientele or even use them for self reminders.


Our version of the 12 Days of Christmas - December

Carbon Monoxide safety - November

Pesticides and other garden chemicals - September (crossword puzzle!)

Over-the-counter medicines - June

Why call the poison center? - March

Hand sanitizers - January


Spring cleaning & Snake bite first aid - March

Do you know what to do if you are poisoned? - June

Take aim at poison prevention (deer season is upon us) - September

Deck the halls & Safe storage of Buprenorphine - December


Mushrooms - March

Dietary supplements - June

Safe use of ADHD medications - September

One pill can kill - December


Avoid medication mishaps, Poison Prevention Week - March

Food safety - June

Energy drinkssafe use of ADHD medications - September (2 parts)

Clean out your medicine cabinet - December


Carbon monoxide - March

The drug facts label, Poison Prevention Week - June

Snake bites - September

Reading medication labels - December



For more information regarding poison prevention materials
please call 314-772-8300 or 1-800-222-1222 (outside St. Louis).
You may also download the Poison Prevention Materials Order Form (PDF).

If you are a designated MUA or FQHC, please use this order form(PDF).