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Attention, If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • Franklin County youth up to age 17, call Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (614) 722-1800
  • Franklin County adults ages 18 and over, call Netcare Access (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

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

BC4Teens (Birth Control) Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Birth control program for teens and young women up to 22 years of age. Find out what birth control is best for you. BC4Teens has the full spectrum of birth control methods available, including pills, the contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices (IUDs). Together, with our medical experts, you examine all the birth control options available and select the one that is right for you. Preventive services, like birth control, are available for most patients at no cost. They accept most insurances, including Medicaid. They have day and evening appointments.
Nationwide Children’s Close To Home Center
495 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 722-6200


Compares different birth control methods and helps teens find the method that is best for them. There is also information on where to get birth control.  You can sign up for text messages with birth control and appointment reminders.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20036
(888) 321-0383

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

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 Home-Based Maternal Counseling

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) 221-5891

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

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


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

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

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

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

Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center (ARC) Ohio)

Provides low-income housing, rental subsidies and financial assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS.  In addition, they offer free anonymous HIV/AIDS testing and free testing for other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia), behavior health, dentistry, legal services; medical, pharmacy, and HIV/STI prevention programs and services.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437

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

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

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 Alcohol & Drug Treatment 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

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

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.
603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-5437 or (614) 406-7232

Love Without Hurt

Encourages and teaches teens the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships in their lives; recognizing and preventing teen dating abuse. Services include: classroom presentations, summer workshops, teen conferences and training for professionals. They provide professional guidance, education, support and services to parents, educators and professionals who work with teenagers.
360 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 353-4177

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 Behavior and Mental Health Resources

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) 359-8844

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

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

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

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

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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Fertility & Reproductive Health Program

Many medical conditions and treatments may affect future fertility (cancer, genetic conditions, transgender, rheumatologic conditions, etc.). This program was developed to discuss patients’ fertility and reproductive health, providing education and counseling for patients who may be at risk for long-term fertility or reproductive health issues. The program also offers fertility preservation options, when possible.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5173

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

Netcare Access for Adults

Program: outpatient 24/7 crisis intervention, risk assessment, education about available local resources for families, referral and linkage with treatment providers, psychiatric services, crisis assessment services, emergency medication services
Eligibility: males and females living in Franklin County, age 18 and over
Cost: free
Referral: services are provided by referral or on a walk-in basis, based on level of need
199 South Central Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43223 (emergency mental health)
741 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205  (non-emergency mental health)
24-hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 276-2273

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension

Offers free money management/financial education workshops, HUD-certified, City of Columbus approved homebuyer education, nutritional education programs (EFNEP and SNAP-Ed); community 4-H Youth Development clubs, school enrichment, after-school and STEM programming for a minimal fee, urban agriculture education programs and more. Click to locate an office in your area.
Franklin County Office: 530 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 866-6900


Ohio State University (OSU) Extension: Ohioline

Provides access to hundreds of OSU Extension handouts and resources for parents, covering a wide array of subjects such as, horticulture, food and nutrition, breastfeeding; teaching children to read and resolve conflict, tips for new parents and how to stay involved in your teen’s life.
2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6181

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

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 Columbus offer walk-ins for confidential STD testing and treatment.  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

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


PrimaryOne Health

  • 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

Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC)

PDHC provides several free services and resources for women’s health, including pregnancy testing, counseling and connection to community resources. There are 7 area locations. Call the 24-hour assistance line for details on which location provides the services you may need. Men are also able to receive specific services and should call for information.
2052 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
(614) 441-4411 Talk and Text Line

PrimaryOne Health

Formerly known as Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers, they 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. They also provide 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 not provided at all locations, and are at the 1180 East Main Street, 240 Parsons Avenue and 2300 West Broad Street locations.

  • 1180 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 645-5535 or (614) 645-5500
  • 3781 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 645-3163 or (614) 645-5500
  • 1500 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-2700 or (614) 645-5500
  • 3433 Agler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 645-1600 or (614) 645-5500
  • 2300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 645-2300 or (614) 645-5500
  • 1791 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43207
    (614) 526-5420 or (614) 645-5500
  • 600 North Pickaway Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113
    (740) 207-4202
  • 1905 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 586-4159 or (614) 645-5500
  • 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 645-5500
  • 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio 43017
    614 (526) 3285 or (614) 645-5500

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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

Start Strong Futures Without Violence

Offers teen and tween dating violence information and guidance for the professional or parent of middle-school age children. Real life love lessons, literature and webinars are shared as well as insight on proven strategies and ways to execute those strategies leading to healthy decisions teens and tweens can make to have healthy dating friendships and relationships.
100 Montgomery Street, San Francsico, California  94129
(415) 678-5500

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

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.

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.
500 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio  43215
(614) 355-6350

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

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

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) 222-1222
    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.