This year the Missouri Poison Center is celebrating a distinct milestone, our 60th birthday! Over the last 6 decades, we have served Missourians by responding to exposure calls and questions as well as assisting in the treatment of thousands of hospitalized patients across the state.
Here is a timeline of how we got to where we are today:
We now handle approximately 60,000 calls annually. Even though we are 6 decades older, one thing remains the same; the specially trained nurses and pharmacists at the Missouri Poison Center are ready to assist you with your poison exposures and questions 24/7. The service is free and confidential by calling the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.