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Eating Disorders

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

Buckeye Ranch

Helps kids with a wide range of mental health problems, including self-harm behaviors, eating problems, sexually inappropriate behaviors and other behavior problems. Assists with trauma and abuse, ADHD/ADD, school fights, running away, anger issues and alcohol or drug use.
Program: individual and group office-based counseling, family counseling, psychiatry, residential programs, day treatment, in-home family services, 24-hour crisis services, foster care services, deaf services, parenting programs
Eligibility: males and females, ages vary per program
Cost: government insurance only (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), no self-pay or private insurance
Referral: For in-home and office-based services, individuals may refer themselves or be referred by their doctor. For residential services, referrals must come from the courts, the county or another referring agency.

  • 5665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • 697 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 2865 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • 68 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Intake Department: (800) 859-5665 or (614) 384-7798
Deaf Services: (614) 539-6555

Directions Counseling Group

Program: office-based individual counseling for anorexia and bulimia, family counseling, anger management groups, substance abuse counseling, teen counseling, no psychiatry
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: self-pay only, no government insurance, no private insurance (although patients may choose to bill their insurance company themselves)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
6797 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 888-9200

Dublin Counseling Center (Syntero)

Has a wide range of counseling services to help children and teens with issues such as physical and sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and behavior problems.
Program: office-based individual and group counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluations, no psychiatry services, limited substance abuse counseling, case management services
Eligibility: males and females, teens and adults
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 889-5722

Food Addicts Anonymous

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Program: free face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
Eligibility: males and females, all ages
Cost: free
Referral: individuals may refer themselves
529 Prima Vista Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983
(772) 878-9657

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program

Has an eating disorders program at 2 locations for teens with eating disorders. Patients are managed by adolescent pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, nurses and dieticians.
Program: medical management, psychopharmacology, office-based individual and parent counseling, nutritional counseling, inpatient medical stabilization
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
500 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio  43215
(614) 355-6300

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension: Ohioline

Provides access to hundreds of OSU Extension handouts and resources for parents, covering a wide array of subjects such as, horticulture, food and nutrition, breastfeeding; teaching children to read and resolve conflict, tips for new parents and how to stay involved in your teen’s life.
2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6181

The Center for Balanced Living

Program: intensive and non-intensive office-based eating disorder services for teens age 16 and older, partial hospitalization (M’s Place) for teens age 18 and older, assessments, family therapy, educational programs, free support groups for people and families affected by eating disorders (meets the first and third Tuesday evening of the month)
Eligibility: males and females, age 16 and older
Cost: private insurance, self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income), no government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
8001 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 896-8222