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Poison Control & Safe Homes

Central Ohio Poison Center

Provides poison prevention, assessment and treatment. They are available 24 hours a day and offer free, confidential advice and information.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0435
Poison Emergency Hotline: (800) 222-1222
nationwidechildrens.org/poison-center

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
columbus.gov/fire

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Childhood 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
columbus.gov

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
  • 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 (FCPH)

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
myfcph.org

Grow Up Safe

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.
growupsafe.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Opioid Safety

Provides education and resources to help patients, parents, and physicians safely prescribe, use and dispose of opioids. If you have an emergency concern about your child’s prescription pain medication, please call (800) 222-1222.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/opioid-safety

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 (NCH) Health E-Hints

A free 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.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health 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

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) 668-5323 or (614) 466-1450
odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/eh/lp_prev/lp_prev1.aspx

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
preventchildinjury.org

RxDrugDropBox.org (Drug Disposal)

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has created safe and secure drop box locations to appropriately dispose of any unused or expired pain reliever medications. Visit the website to find a safe disposal location.
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
1810 York Road, Lutherville, Maryland 21093
(410) 321-4600
rxdrugdropbox.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

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
toxtown.nlm.nih.gov