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Crisis & Emergency Services

Attention, If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (614) 276-CARE or (614) 276-2273
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Visit the emergency room
  • Call the Columbus Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3300 or (614) 221-5445
  • Call the toll-free National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

Drug Overdose Resources

  • Click here to view the Overdose Recognition and Response Guide from the State of Ohio Pharmacy Board. Providers and caregivers can find more information on their website and by calling their hotline.
    (877)275-6364
    www.pharmacy.ohio.gov
  • Click here to view the Ohio Department of Health’s list of drug overdose resources.
  • Call 9-1-1 for any medical emergency or suspected overdose situation.

Huckleberry House Crisis Program

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention to youth and teens. Runaway youth can go to a designated Safe Place site for immediate assistance and support, at any 24-hour Kroger store, White Castle or local fire station. Teens must be willing to work on family problems. Support is free and confidential. They also provide a wide range of counseling services to address issues such as abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, behavior problems and more.
1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553
Counseling Program: (614) 294-8097
huckhouse.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Emergency Services

Program: Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Poison Center
Eligibility: males and females, birth to age 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: open and available for walk-ins 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Ohio State University (OSU) Harding Hospital

Program: inpatient emergency stabilization and hospitalization for children and teens with problems such as severe mood disorders, suicide risk, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders
Eligibility: males and females, age 5 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
1670 Upham Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-9600 or (614) 293-4586
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu