Provides a detailed listing of free and low cost health care clinics throughout Columbus, including vision and dental care; and a listing of free and low cost prescriptions, including local pharmacy programs, discount cards and more. They also provides a detailed listing of community resources for pregnant women, families and children.
Their website has a schedule of central Ohio clinics where adults can get free and low cost vaccines, including flu vaccines and travel vaccines.
Pays for the care of children with handicaps and special health care needs under age 21. Families may receive full BCMH coverage or be eligible for the BCMH cost-share program, depending on the circumstance. You must apply for and use other health insurance first. Visit the website to locate BCMH providers by county.
Physical Address: 246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43216
Mailing Address: PO Box 1603, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(800) 755-4769 (Parents only) or (614) 466-1700
Provides medication, health screenings, health and wellness education, medication counseling, and social program referrals at no cost for low-income, uninsured, and under-insured individuals.
200 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Call for an appointment: (614) 227-0301
Office: 3222 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Food Pantry: 14 West Lakeview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Faith-based organization that serves low-income, homeless, and under-served individuals and families. They provide free, routine outpatient health and wellness services through the Mt. Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, hot meals and pre-packed lunches for kids, after school programs, holiday help, back-to-school supply giveaways, and homeless prevention resources.
38 West Greenwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Provides walk-in immunizations for children and teens less than age 19 at a minimal cost at the Parsons Avenue location and at the Worthington United Methodist Church. Many insurances are accepted as well. No child is denied if not able to pay. Go online for a complete schedule of hours and printable handouts.
Columbus Public Health: 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
This program is for people who have a low income and/or special health care needs get dental care who do not have Medicaid or private insurance. Hours and locations vary for eligible individuals.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
People with long-term disabling conditions may apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Children can qualify if they have a physical or mental condition that seriously limits their activities, and if their family has a limited income. Generally, a child may receive benefits as well if they are the child of a SSI beneficiary who is disabled or deceased. There is no minimum age. The benefits pay for many services, including doctor and hospital visits. The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) helps you find out if you qualify and how to apply.
200 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National: (800) 772-1213 or (800) 325-0778 TTY
Local: (866) 964-1723 or (614) 228-0226 TTY
Provides funding for children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Applications must be submitted online, and they cover expenses such as wheelchairs, assistive technology, vehicle modifications and clinical procedures.
2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64117
Provides information about food assistance, cash assistance, health care, job training, emergency assistance and much more. Offers several food programs, including the Ohio Direction Card / EBT (formerly known as food stamps). Individuals can apply for Medicaid at their local Opportunity Center, based on where they live. Each center serves certain zip codes. People outside of Franklin County should visit their local county Department of Job and Family Services. Refugees and immigrants can apply for services as well.
Offer services and resources on birth/death certificates, inspection reports, plumbing inspections, the environment (air quality, water quality and waste); low cost healthcare and immunization clinics, lead inspection, free home radon test kits, and other important health topics related to the needs of Franklin County. Visit the website for more information.
280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160 or (800) 750-0750 TTY/TDD
Weekend, Holiday and After Hours Emergency Hotline: (614) 525-3965
Offers vaccine clinics throughout Columbus for children under age 19. Vaccines are available at a low cost (or sliding fee scale) for children, and no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Click below for their clinic schedule. Appointments are required. Visit the website for their clinic schedule and list of clinics that offer travel vaccines.
280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
This website will help you learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), apply for benefits, compare costs, and find local health navigators. This is for you if you are uninsured or buy your own insurance, spend more than a certain percentage of your pay on insurance or are a small business owner.
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Toll-free: (800) 318-2596
Provides information for young adults, families and professionals related to foster care, health and health insurance. Healthy Foster Care America is an initiative of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and its partners.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016, ext. 4273
Provides medical care to people with incomes at or below the poverty level or on disability medical assistance. Applicants must be residents of Ohio but do not need to be U.S. citizens, and applicants must not be eligible for Medicaid. Information about these programs can be obtained from Columbus area hospital’s financial assistance department.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
For Nationwide Children’s HCAP: (614) 722-2055
The American Optometric Association provides free eye exams for infants between 6 and 12 months of age regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage. Call to find a local participating optometrist.
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
Toll-free: (888) 396-3937
Go online to find Medicaid providers (medical and dental) in your area, a description of available Medicaid benefits, and questions and answers to your health insurance questions. Call the toll-free hotline to find out more information about the programs and how to apply.
Provides comprehensive care to children in central Ohio at a very low cost. Run entirely by volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental professionals, the clinic focuses on providing services such as disease removal and prevention. They help children in families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford monthly dental premiums.
770 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Offers services to provide for the basic needs of all people, including shelter, food, health care, case management, veteran services; support for women facing domestic violence and their children, disaster response coordination and disaster preparedness training, transitional job training and more. They reach 29 counties in Ohio. Visit the website for detailed information about each program, location and contact information.
500 West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
24-hour crisis line (Domestic Violence): (614) 224-4663
Pantry Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/foodpantries/services/pantry-locations
List of LSS Locations: lssnetworkofhope.org/contact-us/locations
Provides dental resources for kids and families. Parents can go online to search for a nearby pediatric dentist, learn about clinical guidelines, healthy snacks, teething, how to handle a dental emergency and more.
211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital, select schools and your child’s doctor to provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. Care Connection programs include: School Health Clinics, Behavioral Health Counseling Services, Mobile Care Center, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) and Wheelchair Clinic. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Visit the website for the list of participating schools.
Provides routine and emergency walk-in dental care for babies, children and teens, including those with special health care needs. They offer sliding scale fees for those who cannot afford a private dentist. They accept many insurances as well, including Medicaid.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Offers routine and advanced care for children with visual impairments. They accept all major insurances (including Medicaid, Caresource and Molina) and provide financial assistance for patients without insurance who qualify.
Provides comprehensive well and sick care for children and teens at many locations throughout Columbus. The South High Primary Care Center provides care to adults as well. They accept most insurances, including government insurances (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina), and provide financial assistance for people without insurance who qualify.
Call for an appointment: (614) 722-6200
The website provides information describing services available at each Urgent Care location, when to go the Urgent Care, what you should bring and more. You can go online to find out estimated wait times at each location. All of the locations provide lab and x-rays as well.
Provides information about prescription resources, including discount drug cards, government programs, low cost clinics, patient assistance programs, disease-based prescription help and programs for children.
PO Box 219, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01931
Helpline: (800) 503-6897
Offers comprehensive services for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including an autism clinic, behavior support services, dental care for children with developmental disabilities, psychiatric services and more. They also have a Toy and Technology Library and early intervention programs. Their website has an extensive list of resources for families as well.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Offers a list of Ohio Free Clinics. Free clinic services vary, but may include primary care, prescription assistance, dental, vision, behavioral health and other specialties.
35 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
A one-stop place where Ohioans with a low to moderate income can check eligibility for benefits such as child care help, home energy assistance, free tax preparation services and children’s health care insurance. Click on QuickCheck to find out if you are eligible for benefits. Once determining eligibility, you can find a Benefit Bank near where you live.
101 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Consumer Assistance Hotline: (800) 648-1176
Provides an online list of reduced-cost dental clinics throughout Ohio, detailed information about dental health and information about how much fluoride is in your water, dental health for patients with HIV and dental care for uninsured people.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Waivers are programs that help Ohio Medicaid customers with special needs remain at home instead of being in a nursing home, hospital or facility. They provide financial assistance to families, and there is typically a waiting list. Services may include personal care, transportation, respite services, supported employment, nutrition services, assistive devices, home modifications and interpreter services. See further information about Ohio waiver programs below.
50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
Provides free and low-cost health care coverage to families, children up to age 19 and pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy services, vision, dental and mental health services. Go online for the exact income guidelines.
50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Consumer Hotline: (800) 324-8680
Protect your child from getting injured when they play sports by getting a free pair of prescription sports goggles. Regular eyeglasses and contacts will not protect a child’s eyes from injury and may even increase the damage. The child needs to be qualified to receive prescription goggles.
3401 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Offers a complete range of affordable dental services, including preventive teeth cleaning, emergency care and evening hours. Because care is administered by student dentists, you can expect to save considerably when compared to fees charged in a private practice. Call for insurance and self-pay information. Services are provided for children above age 5 and adults throughout Ohio. Offers emergency walk-in hours for adults as well.
305 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Call to schedule an appointment: (614) 688-3763
Provides a free discount program for the costs prescription drugs for individuals and families. They share a listing of prescription drugs, participating pharmacies and mail-order pharmacies and compares pharmacy prices. Free discount cards can be found at various locations throughout Ohio or printed directly from the website.
PO Box 408, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Go online to learn about prescription medications that are free or low-cost and a list of participating pharmacies. They also provide information about savings cards, HIV/AIDS programs, diabetes supplies, service animals, Medicaid and patient assistance programs.
Help financially and medically qualified patients, get direct financial help with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles needed by the patient’s insurer for medications prescribed to treat and manage their disease. Services are free. Pharmacists, physicians and the patients can inquire and apply on behalf of the patient.
421 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Provide a wide range of services to teens and adults at many locations in Central Ohio. Services include pregnancy testing, obstetric / gynecology care, contraception, well woman exams, and treatment of pelvic pain; low cost dental care, including fillings, exams, cleanings and extractions. They also provide vision, behavioral and pediatric services. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale. They accept most health insurances as well, including Medicaid. Interpreting services are available upon request. Call to schedule an appointment. Dental services are at the 1180 East Main Street, 240 Parsons Avenue and 2300 West Broad Street locations.
Project L.O.V.E. (Love Our Kids…Vaccinate Early!) is a partnership between hospitals, area physicians, the City of Columbus, Franklin County health departments, local businesses and community organizations whose goal is to assure that Franklin County children are fully immunized. Go online to find out more information about why immunizations are so important, and what immunizations you should get.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
The National Health Council provides this online tool to help people, particularly those with chronic illnesses, to address questions regarding obtaining a health plan through the marketplace. This website has a personalized cost estimator to help people figure out the best plan for them that fits in their budget.
1730 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Provides coverage for the treatment of emergency medical conditions for refugees who have been in the country for less than 8 months, have a low income and are not eligible for Medicaid. Applicants must provide proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship and other health insurance (if applicable). This program offers health coverage for a limited period of time to refugees upon their arrival in the United States.
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
RxAssist is a nationally recognized, web-based medication assistance resource center. Individuals can go online and search for specific medications to see what financial help is offered for that medication. They also have a comprehensive online directory of national patient assistance programs.
Frequently Asked Questions: rxassist.org/faqs
RxAssist Patient Center: rxassist.org/patients
Provides affordable dental services for children ages 12 months to 20 years old. Accepts most health insurances, including government insurances (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource) and has a sliding scale fee for uninsured patients.
4655 Morse Centre Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
Program: Provides a wide-ranging provider of primary and dental care, outpatient services, school programs, office-based and individual counseling for youth with mental health and substance abuse problems, psychiatry, case management and homeless services
Eligibility: males and females, age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
A faith-based, non-profit organization that provide various services including, a community kitchen, tutoring, adult literacy and GED prep classes; school supply giveaway, Christmas toy giveaway, food pantry, pregnancy support; vision, dental, eye clinic, and healthcare with the Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach, and family events.
Physical Address: 888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6341, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center: stoweprc.org
Click below for a list of local travel clinics. They provide international travel vaccines. Appointments should be scheduled at least 6 weeks prior to departure.
Parents and physicians may also call the CDC Travel Hotline during the week for recommendations.
Travel Hotline: (800) 232-4636
Provides medical grants to help families access and pay for health care services that are not covered by their family’s commercial medical insurance plan. The medical insurance plan does not have to be through United Healthcare. Learn more and apply directly on their website.
9700 Health Care Lane, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343
Provides health care advocacy and support. They assist Ohioans in finding affordable health care options, prescriptions and hospital care throughout Ohio. Their website provides information on free clinics and community health centers, Columbus hospital clinics offering financial assistance and other resources.
35 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
In the Center of Hope facility their services include: a food pantry (appointment required), provide free clothing and bedding sheets, free medical and vision care, clinical counseling, and Literacy Now tutoring program.
3964 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Are you asking yourself what vaccines you need for school? Like most states, Ohio has very specific guidelines about which vaccines are mandatory for school attendance. Students can be held from attending school if they are not up-to-date. Click below to find the most recent list of required vaccinations.
A free nationwide program that offers discounted brand name and generic medications. Apply online or by calling the toll-free hotline. There is no enrollment fee. Medications covered can be checked online.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1244, Winter Park, Florida 32790
Toll-free Hotline: (866) 699-8239