Teens

If you are in a crisis and need immediate help:

  • Call Netcare Access in Franklin County
    (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

AIDS Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio)

Provides low-income housing, rental subsidies and financial assistance to people living with HIV
and AIDS.  They also conduct a week long summer camp through Camp Sunrise which provides special programming for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.  In addition, they offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia) through various community programs. To find out walk-in days and times or appointment scheduling, call (614) 340-6777.
1780 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(866) 739-0720
www.arcohio.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence

Offers physicians information and resources to help children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence. This website addresses community violence, cyber bullying, child abuse, domestic violence and teen dating violence.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016
 www.aap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

This website provides information on a wide range of relevant teen issues, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse and more.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 434-4000
www.healthychildren.org

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

Teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault. This hotline offers help and advice in times of crisis, including help filing police reports, finding emergency shelter, developing safety plans and finding support groups.  They also offer a domestic violence support group for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people.
PO Box 82068, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Toll-free: (866)-86-BRAVO or (614) 294-7867
www.bravo-ohio.org

CAP4Kids Career & Job Resources

Click below to go to the employment page of CAP4Kids to find employment services, job training and technical programs.
Go to CAP4Kids Employment Page

CAP4Kids College & Career Resources

Go to the CAP4Kids education page to find resources for career training, out-of-school resources, GED preparation, college preparation programs, college tours, internships and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Education Page

CAP4Kids Teen Dating Violence Information

Click below to go to the domestic violence page of CAP4Kids to find information about safety, teen dating violence and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Teen Dating Violence Information

Catholic Social Services

Counseling and education are provided for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to explore options, including adoption. They can also help women experiencing life stressors related to pregnancy or early years of parenting. Their Maternal Counseling Program provides home-based services for all clients with Medicaid who need counseling, but have difficulties leaving the home.  Services are offered in Newark and Zanesville as well.  Contact directly for details.
197 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 857-1218
www.colscss.org

CDC National HIV/AIDS & STD Testing Resources

Provides a list of HIV testing sites nationwide. People can search online for the closest testing sites by entering their zip code. For more information about HIV and STDs, the hotline provides free confidential advice and counseling during the week.
PO Box 6003, Rockville, Maryland 20849
Toll-free: (800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636
www.hivtest.org

Center for Healthy Families

Pregnant teens in Franklin County ages 13 to 19, or teens who are parents, can call to get the help they need, including health care, parenting help, housing, education, child care and employment assistance, based on the individual needs of each teen. Health care professionals can click below to make a referral as well.
500 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 884-4200
http://centerforhealthyfamilies.org

CHLOE, Inc.

CHLOE (Community, Health, Life Skills, Opportunities & Education) provides mentoring and education services to pregnant and teen moms in Franklin County. Teen MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) and mentoring services equip young moms to increase their parenting skills, decrease their sense of isolation and guide them toward self-sufficiency. Community education includes shaken baby prevention presentations for classrooms and community gatherings and safe sitter classes for young adolescents. There is a fee to attend the safe sitter class, but all other services are free.
P.O. Box 30241, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 477-1426
www.chloeinc.org

Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers

They provide a wide range of services to teens and adults at 5 locations in Columbus. Services include pregnancy testing, obstetric / gynecology care, contraception, well woman exams and treatment of pelvic pain. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale. They accept most health insurances as well, including Medicaid.

            • East Central Health Center
              1180 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
              (614) 645-5535
            • John Maloney Southside Health Center
              3781 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
              (614) 645-3163
            • Columbus Neighborhood Health Center at Maryhaven
              1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43207
              (614) 526-5420
            • St. Stephen’s Health Center
              1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
              (614) 645-2700
            • Columbus Northeast Health Center
              3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
              (614) 645-1600
            • Columbus West Family Health & Wellness Center
              2300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
              (614) 645-2300

 www.colnhc.org/services/ob-gyn

Columbus Public Health Pregnancy Resource List

Provides a detailed list of pregnancy resources for women in Columbus.

Columbus Public Health Resource List

Provides a detailed listing of free HIV testing clinics throughout Columbus.

Columbus Public Health Sexual Health Walk-in Clinic

Offers free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing. They also test and treat other STDs for a small fee, accepting some insurances (including government insurances) and never turning anyone away who cannot pay. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, and appointments are not needed, but patients should arrive early to be seen. Click for resources for parents.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7772
http://publichealth.columbus.gov

Columbus Public Health Women’s Health Center

Provides pregnancy care, pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, contraception, STD treatment and well-women’s health care. They offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance, and many insurances are accepted. Services are provided by appointment only, except for pregnancy testing which is on a walk-in basis.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Gynecology: (614) 645-1850 or OB: (614) 645-6837
http://publichealth.columbus.gov

National Runaway Safeline

A toll-free confidential hotline for teens in crisis. Some teens call from the streets urgently seeking immediate help, and others call for advice about issues such as bullying, abuse, drugs, suicide, relationships and human trafficking.
Toll-free Hotline: (800) RUNAWAY or (800) 786-2929
www.1800runaway.org

Emergency Contraception Hotline (Not-2-Late)

The website and toll-free confidential hotline provide accurate information about emergency contraception in Spanish and English. Based out of Princeton University, the goal is to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies and increase women’s knowledge about and timely access to emergency contraception and other reproductive health choices.
Toll-free: (888) NOT-2-LATE or (888) 668-2528
http://ec.princeton.edu

Free HIV/AIDS & STD Information Hotlines

  • (800) 332-2437
    Free anonymous Ohio STD & HIV/AIDS hotline for teens to ask questions and get help during the week
  • (800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636
    Free anonymous nationwide hotline for information about STDs, HIV/AIDS, TB, hepatitis and other diseases

Fountain of Restoration

Focuses on helping young ladies ages 11 to 18 develop a healthy and holistic self-image.  Their Life Skills Program teaches self-esteem, self-worth, decision making, goal setting and relationship building.  They also offer mentoring and tutoring at various location in Franklin County.  Contact directly for more information.
(614) 427-3590
www.fountain-of-restoration.org

GLBT National Help Center

The GLBT Youth Talkline provides free, confidential telephone and email counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for callers across the US. Telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties and speak with teens about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, STDs and other issues.
2261 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94114
(800) 246-PRIDE or (800) 246-7743
(888) THE-GLNH or (888) 843-4564
www.glnh.org

Help for Teens with Drug & Alcohol Dependence

Do you need reliable information about local treatment programs, counseling resources, and drug and alcohol prevention? Visit the CAP4Kids drug and alcohol counseling and treatment page to find resources for teens who are using drugs and alcohol.
Go to CAP4Kids Mental Health Page

Hopeline Youth America Hotline

The national Youthline links youth and teen callers going through crisis with similar-aged teens who can provide free, confidential help and counseling over the phone.
Toll-free Youthline: (877) YOUTHLINE or (877) 968-8454
Toll-free Hopeline: (800) SUICIDE or (800) 784-2433
www.youthline.us

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
http://huckhouse.org/

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Dedicated to meeting the needs of Central Ohio youth ages 12 to 20 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. They offer a range of programs and activities, all of which are free, including discussion groups, social activities, leadership training and support for gay-straight alliances.  Contact directly for more information.
1904 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-5437
www.kycohio.org

More Free Confidential Hotlines for Teens

  • (614) 294-3300
    Columbus 24-hour teen suicide hotline provided by North Central Mental Health Services
  • (800) RUNAWAY or (800) 786-2929
    National free 24-hour hotline for youth who have run away or are in crisis
  • (614) 221-5445
    Mental Health America hotline for information and referrals to community mental health and drug and alcohol services
  • (800) 221-1441
    Central Ohio 24-hour poison center hotline
  • (614) 224-4663
    Franklin County 24-hour crisis and information hotline for victims of domestic violence
  • 2-1-1 or (614) 221-2255
    24-hour Hands On hotline to help Franklin County families find local resources they need
  • (800) 662-HELP or (800) 662-4357
    24-hour national hotline to find treatment for drug and alcohol abuse
  • (866) 331-9474
    Love is Respect national dating abuse helpline for teens
  • (614) 285-HELP or (614) 285-4357
    24-hour hotline to report a tip or get help for victims of human trafficking

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else.

More Mental Health Resources

Do you need more help with eating disorders, mental health problems, counseling, drug and alcohol abuse, behavior problems or other mental health issues? Click below to go to the CAP4Kids mental health section.
Go to CAP4Kids Mental Health Page

Mpowerment Center

The Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center offers free HIV testing to ages 13 to 29. Walk-in basis and by appointment.  Call for days and times of service.
1780 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43203
(614) 926-4132
http://arcohio.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day and is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Toll-free: (800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health Services

Provides health care for teens ages 11 to 21, including primary care and consultative services for gynecologic/reproductive health, chronic unexplained symptoms, eating disorders, drug testing, a medical opiate addiction program, STD & HIV screening, ADHD, behavior and general teen health issues at several locations throughout Columbus.

  • 495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
  • 6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213

(614) 722-2450
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services

Offers many programs for children and teens, including help with substance abuse, anger issues, behavior problems, ADHD, exposure to violence, depression, anxiety and self-harm behaviors for children up to age 21, at several locations throughout Columbus.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-8080
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family AIDS Clinic & Education Services (FACES) Clinic

Provides free confidential walk-in HIV and syphilis testing for teens ages 13 to 24 and adults. No appointment is necessary, and counselors are available on-site to answer questions and help teens.  Call for details.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6060
www.nationwidechildrens.org/hiv-clinic

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health Information Library

Find age appropriate and medically reviewed health articles, breaking news, games, quizzes, health movies and much more for parents, kids and teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Netcare Access

Provides 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention for Franklin County children, teens and adults. Referrals, if necessary, are made to local agencies for therapeutic treatment.
Children & Adults: 199 South Central Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Adults: 741 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 276-CARE or (614) 276-2273
http://netcareaccess.org

OSU Student Wellness Center & Multicultural Center

The OSU Student Wellness Center & Multicultural Center offers free and confidential HIV and STD testing.  For walk-in hours or to schedule an appointment, call for details.
337 West Seventeenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-4527
http://swc.osu.edu

Planned Parenthood

Clinics are located throughout Ohio and offer pregnancy services, birth control, emergency contraception, HIV and STD testing, and men’s and women’s health services. All locations in Columbus offer confidential STD testing and treatment. The Franklinton Health Center on West Broad Street has walk-in hours on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. for teens 19 and under. Free anonymous HIV testing is available during the walk-in hours on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The clinics see patients Monday through Friday and some Saturdays. They accept government insurance and offer sliding fees based on income.

  • 3255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 222-3531
  • 1511 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 222-3525
  • 18 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 222-3604
  • 133 Lewis Avenue, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    (740) 474-4741

www.plannedparenthood.org

Pregnancy Care Connection (PCC)

Pregnant women living in Franklin County can call this hotline to schedule their initial pregnancy visit. The hotline is for women who are uninsured, women who have government health insurance (Medicaid, Caresource, Molina, Healthy Start) or women who are insured but have limited resources. By calling this number, pregnant women are able to see a doctor sooner.
Call for an appointment: (614) 227-9866
Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers

  • Whitehall Family Health Center
    882 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 235-5555

Ohio Health

  • Grant Medical Center Outpatient Clinic
    393 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 566-9108
  • Riverside Hospital OB/GYN Community Care
    3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
    (614) 566-5757
  • Ohio Health Wellness on Wheels
    393 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 566-9000

Ohio State University Health Care

  • OSU 2C Cramblett Medical Clinic
    456 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
    (614) 293-8045

 

Mount Carmel Health

    • Mount Carmel West Outpatient Clinic
      793 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
      (614) 234-5036
    • St. Ann’s Family Practice Center
      495 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
      (614) 898-8808

 

Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers

  • East Central Health Center
    1180 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 645-5535
  • John Maloney Southside Health Center
    3781 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 645-3163
  • St. Stephen’s Health Center
    1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-2700
  • Columbus Northeast Health Center
    3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-1600
  • Columbus West Family Health & Wellness Center
    2300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 645-2300

Columbus Public Health

  • Women’s Health Center
    240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 645-1850

www.healthymothersandbabies.org

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

This 24-hour free, confidential local rape helpline offers emotional support, counseling referrals and community education for victims of sexual assault, rape, abuse and incest.
1299 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
24-Hour Local Hotline: (614) 267-7020
National Hotline (RAINN): (800) 656-4673
www.ohiohealth.com

Starbright World for Teens with Serious Illnesses

A virtual hangout where teens ages 13 to 20 who have serious medical conditions (and their siblings) can connect with others going through similar situations through online games, bulletin boards, videos, chat rooms and more.
2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, California 90067
(310) 479-1212
www.starbrightworld.org

Stonewall Columbus

Provides a community center and offers various social and peer support services and programs to the central Ohio GLBT community.
1160 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 299-7764
www.stonewallcolumbus.org

Suicide, Self-Injury and Self-Help Online Resources

www.befrienders.org
http://notmykid.org
www.suicide.org
www.selfinjury.com
www.recoveryourlife.com
www.thesite.org
http://us.reachout.com

Teens Health

This website has a special section just for teens. They cover topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, studying for tests, coping with cliques and more.
http://kidshealth.org/teen

Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP)

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Adolescent Medicine Clinic, in partnership with Better Birth Outcomes, offers the Teen Pregnancy Program (TaP) to provide prenatal care for moms-to-be ages 11-21. This program also focuses on the overall health of mother and baby which may include the entire family and the father-to-be. A multi-disciplinary team works to support safe infant care, birth control options, positive parenting and school/family balance. Contact directly for details.
495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 722-2450, option 2
 www.nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-health

The Center for Family Safety & Healing Teen Dating Abuse

Offers counseling for victims of teen dating abuse, in addition to training for schools and community organizations regarding this issue.  Their website offers information regarding Teen Dating Abuse and how to Recognize, Respond and Refer.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 722-8200
www.familysafetyandhealing.org

The Center for Family Safety & Healing Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

This program provides nurse home visitation to first-time, low-income mothers, from early pregnancy up to the child’s second birthday.  NFP improves pregnancy outcomes by encouraging preventative health practices that enhance child health outcomes. Contact directly to learn more or to make a referral.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-8222
www.familysafetyandhealing.org

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. They operate a nationwide toll-free confidential helpline for teens and youth who need help or feel lost.
8704 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Toll-free: (866) 4U-TREVOR or (866) 488-7386
www.thetrevorproject.org

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