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A Kid Again

With chapters throughout Ohio, A Kid Again provides free fun adventures, hospital visitations and parents’ nights out for families with children who have serious medical illnesses.
777-G Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 797-9500
akidagain.org

Allergy & Asthma Network

Provides practical, easy-to-understand information on asthma and allergies and medically accurate ways to prevent and control symptoms.
8229 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, Virginia 22182
(800) 878-4403
allergyasthmanetwork.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Kids Doc Symptom Checker

On this website, parents can search by a child’s symptoms and read information or receive advice about what steps to take.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 434-4000
healthychildren.org

American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO)

Advocates and supports families that are experiencing childhood cancer. Join their email list to get the latest news about programs, resources and events. Learn how to raise awareness locally and support kids battling cancer.
6868 Distribution Drive, Beltsville, Maryland 20705
(855) 858-2226
acco.org

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

This national organization provides information about diabetes and advocates for children and adults with diabetes. Their information specialists can provide general information about diabetes and its management. They have a local chapter in Columbus as well.
471 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 342-2383 or (614) 436-1917
diabetes.org

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Offers educational resources and advocacy for all those affected by asthma and allergies. Find out about local chapters in your area. Go online to read about food allergies and asthma triggers.
8201 Corporate Drive, Landover, Maryland 20785
(800) 727-8462
aafa.org

Be The Match

They offer a comprehensive resource guide to assist patients with conditions such as leukemia and MDS. Planning information is provided for all the steps in the bone marrow transplant process, including selecting a transplant center, managing costs and preparing the family.
National Marrow Donor Program
500 North Fifth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(800) 627-7692
bethematch.org

Bed Bugs Information

Columbus Public Health and the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force have information online about bed bugs, including how to spot them and how to get help. They also have information for people living in apartments.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Hands On Central Ohio: 2-1-1 or (614) 221-6766
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Healthy-Homes/Bed-Bugs-Information

Breathing Association

Offers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) services; and a free Lung Health Clinic and Mobile Medical Unit that provides caring medical and nursing services from a skilled professional staff. They also provide help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy. Sign up to receive free air quality alerts through the MORPC (Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission) Air Quality Awareness Program.
1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 457-4570
breathingassociation.org

Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio

Offers free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer. Provides a full range of cancer wellness programs and services for all cancer patients of all ages, any diagnosis, any stage and their family members, and caregivers in a home-like setting. Cancer Support Community offers cancer-related information by phone in person, and online led by professional counselors available for adults and teens. They also have a library with DVDs, books, magazines and other resources for program participants.
1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 884-4673
cancersupportohio.org

Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)

Provides many excellent resources for children and adults with diabetes, including free screenings at their office on Tuesdays (no appointment required), free screenings at locations throughout Columbus (call for locations), low-cost classes and counseling sessions with nurses and dietitians, overnight and day camps for kids and teens, depressions screenings and more. No one is denied services because of their inability to pay.
1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 884-4400
diabetesohio.org

Chapel Hill House

Provides a free weekend getaway for Ohio children who have cancer and their families. Together they enjoy relaxation, games and family time in a log cabin and explore 70 acres of land on a golf cart.
3892 Morral-Kirkpatrick Road West, Morral, Ohio 43337
(740) 360-4273
chapelhillhouse.org

Childhood Cancer Family Connection (formerly Kids ‘n Kamp)

Offers a range of programs and services free of charge for children, teens and young adults throughout Ohio. Many of these children are undergoing treatment for their cancer, but members also include children in remission from cancer who offer hope and encouragement to newly diagnosed children. They provide free family activities, tutoring, counseling and support opportunities.
3440 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 262-2220
giveccfc.org

Children with Diabetes Family Support Network

This is a helpful internet resource for parents of children with diabetes. Parents can connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to their questions. The website provides a lot of information about school issues, local diabetes events and conferences, scholarship programs for kids with diabetes, camps for kids with diabetes, local support groups and more.
8216 Princeton-Glendale Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
childrenwithdiabetes.com

Children’s Treehouse Foundation

Focuses on the well-being of children with parents that have been diagnosed with cancer. They provide emotional support, enhance communication skills, teach coping strategies, and provide the proper tools for children and families to stay strong and stay together through the new environment.
7500 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226
(303) 322-1202
childrenstreehousefdn.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Healthy Homes Program

Provides assistance and advice on creating a safe home environment. This program is for eligible residents in Columbus and Worthington. Services include:

  • Phone consultations
  • Information on asthma triggers and other household dangers
  • Mandatory lead inspections for homes with lead poisoned children (Lead Poisoning Prevention Program)
  • Free HEPA vacuum loan for lead hazard clean-up
  • Presentations to Columbus community organizations, neighborhood associations, day care centers, and school staff
  • Displays of healthy home educational information at fairs and special events
  • Referrals to services for landlords, tenants, and homeowners

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Healthy Homes Contact: (614) 645-8191
Lead Poisoning Contact: (614) 724-6000
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/healthy-homes

Consortium on Children’s Asthma Camps

Coordinates the activities of asthma camps nationwide, provides camper information and a database on asthma camps.
490 Concordia Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103
(651) 227-8014
asthmacamps.org

Coping Club

Offers online support to kids coping with a health condition, from other kids with similar health conditions.  They have an extensive collection of parent-generated videos of kids sharing their experiences and encouragement, ways to handle stress, hospital stays and more.
Norton Children’s Hospital
231 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky  40202
(502) 629-6000
copingclub.com

Cord Blood Banking

Provides free information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking. Families may choose private banking for the safety of their family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant. The website has relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells. Parents can also visit cordbloodguide.com for a free downloadable guide as well as user friendly content relating to cord blood, donating and how cord blood banking works.
(888) 780-2885
cordbloodbanking.com

Cure Search for Children’s Cancer

Offers a lot of parent and family information about childhood cancer. Parents can search for information, organized by cancer type, age group and stage of treatment.
4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(800) 458-6223
curesearch.org

Dog Bite Reporting & Rabies Vaccines

If you are bitten by a dog, report it to the appropriate health department listed below.

Go online to find information about rabies vaccination clinics as well. Call your doctor for information about treatment. Report stray animals to the Franklin County Department of Animal Control at (614) 525-3400.

Dream Factory

Healthcare providers can refer their patients who have a chronic illness to this national program who offers to assist in making a child’s dream come true. A special trip, a favorite toy, an awesome visit from a special person could be possible for the patient who completes the process.
410 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(800) 456-7556
dreamfactoryinc.org

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Provides resources, including toolkit and care bags, and support services to connect with others for people of all ages diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
26 Broadway, New York, New York 10004
(800) 533-2873
jdrf.org

Kids With Food Allergies

Offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children with food allergies stay safe and healthy. You can find allergy-specific recipes, updates from medical professionals, anaphylaxis and more.
4259 West Swamp Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18902
kidswithfoodallergies.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The central Ohio chapter of this national organization has information about local events and support groups.
2215 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 476-7194
lls.org/central-ohio

LIVESTRONG

Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer, including not only people with cancer but also loved ones, friends, health care professionals and caregivers of someone diagnosed. Call the hotline for free information about financial help for those with cancer, finding a support group, employment issues and more.
2201 East Sixth Street, Austin, Texas 78702
Toll-free: (877) 236-8820
Cancer Support: (855) 220-7777
livestrong.org

More Help for Kids with Special Needs

Click below to go to the special needs page of CAP4Kids, which has information about fun and recreation, educational resources, parenting, autism and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Special Needs Page

More Help for Kids with Special Needs

Click below to find more resources for kids and families with special needs, including transportation, recreation, legal rights, respite services and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Special Needs Page

More Safety Information

Click below to find out information about internet safety, childcare safety, car seats and more in the safety section of CAP4Kids.
Go to CAP4Kids Safety Page

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

Their website offers a lot of information about diabetes in English and Spanish, and lists steps to help control a person’s diabetes and live a long, active life.
31 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 496-3583 or (800) 860-8747 or (800) 569-1162 TTY
niddk.nih.gov/health-information

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Allergy & Immunology Clinic

Offers diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases for patients from birth through age 21. The clinic’s expansive range of services includes allergy consultations, allergy shots, comprehensive asthma management plans, skin testing and more. On their website they also provide informational allergy videos and asthma resources.
555 South 18th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5500
nationwidechildrens.org/allergy-asthma
To view asthma resources: nationwidechildrens.org/asthma-resources

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Connecting Families

Connecting Families is a hospital-wide family-to-family mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar situation. Social workers often match families based on like diagnoses, similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6747
nationwidechildrens.org/connecting-families

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Endocrinology Clinic

Offers care for children and teens with diabetes and other endocrine problems at several locations throughout Columbus. They also offer support services for patients and families as well.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4425
nationwidechildrens.org/endocrinology-metabolism-and-diabetes

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center

Offers several services for families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during their visit, including educational programs, a library and resource center, lounge, kitchen, laundry room, shower, breastfeeding room with breast pump, fitness area and lockers.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2252
nationwidechildrens.org/family-resource-center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health E-Hints

Health e-Hints is a free, unique e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your own children, you’ll only get the articles that are relevant to your family. The newsletter is completely customized just for you.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health Information Library

Find information about the disease, condition, procedure or test you need. Also, find relevant information on various health topics for parents, kids and teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Helping Hands

Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers handouts for parents on a wide variety of topics such as flu, colic, when to stay home due to illness, ADHD and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/helping-hands

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hematology, Oncology & Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinic

As a National Institute of Health (NIH) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, they provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term management for pediatric and adolescent patients with any type of cancer.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-8860
nationwidechildrens.org/hematology-oncology-bmt

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pulmonary Medicine

Diagnoses and manages all acute and chronic respiratory disorders and diseases in children, including asthma and cystic fibrosis.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4766
nationwidechildrens.org/pulmonary-medicine

Nellie’s Champions for Kids (NC4K)

Helps make life a little easier for pediatric cancer families by providing them financial support and assistance, hospital support, family fun events, and more.
374 Morrison Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 300-3995
nc4k.org

Online Bedbug Resources

Here are some online resources to combat bedbugs:
Tuck Bed Bug Guide
CDC Bed Bug Information

Research Match

Volunteers and patients can go onto this free website to enroll in research trials and studies going on at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other hospitals nationwide.
researchmatch.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Central Ohio

Provides a home-away-from-home for families who have hospitalized children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A small donation is requested, but no family is ever turned away because of their inability to pay.
711 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 227-3700
rmhc-centralohio.org

Sesame Street in the Communities

Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.

1900 Broadway, New York, New York 10023
(212) 595-3456
sesamestreetincommunities.org
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits