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Poison Control & Safe Homes

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Injury Prevention Program

Provides several services related to injury prevention and home safety:

  • Low-cost car seats and booster seats to families in need (Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program)
  • Free car seat checks at fitting stations throughout Columbus
  • Low-cost home safety inspections for houses that provide in-home childcare
  • Fire prevention and pedestrian safety programs (Safe Kids Central Ohio)

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7748
www.columbus.gov

Central Ohio Poison Center

Provides state-of-the-art poison prevention, treatment and information. They handle more than 42,000 calls annually, are available 24 hours a day and offer free, confidential advice.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(800) 222-1222
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Columbus Division of Fire Smoke Detector Hotline

Call the hotline for a free smoke detector, battery and installation.
3639 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 724-0935
www.columbus.gov/fire

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

Franklin County Public Health Community Services

The community environmental services team can inspect housing conditions, housing violations, weeds, rats and much more. They also investigate animal bites and provide low-cost rabies immunizations. Additionally, they provide a limited number of free home radon test kits to Franklin County residents.
280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160
www.myfcph.org

Grow Up Safe

Provided in partnership with the Center for Research and Injury Policy, this website helps parents and professionals find information and resources related to child injury and prevention in Ohio. They provide links to organizations, resources and tips on ways to learn about safety topics and current information about injury prevention.  Their social media page has lessons that organizations can follow when using social media and interacting online with the internet audience.
575 Children’s Crossroad, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
growupsafe.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Injury Research & Policy

Their website provides information on a variety of safety topics, including bicycle safety, passenger safety, concussions, backyard safety, child care safety, computer safety and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2400
nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics

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 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
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Provides lead poisoning prevention programs throughout Ohio. Ohio residents can borrow vacuum cleaners to help free their home of lead dust.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 532-3723
www.odh.ohio.gov

Prevent Child Injury

This national organization was started to raise awareness about the problem of child injury, offer solutions and reduce child injury and death. They offer safety toolkits and dozens of downloadable safety plans to share with families and child advocates.
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control
1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, Georgia 30329
www.preventchildinjury.org

Tox Town

The National Library of Medicine provides helpful information about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks that kids may encounter in everyday life.
8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20894
Toll-Free: (888) 346-3656
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov