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GLBT Resources

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
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-medicine

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, how to quit smoking, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use and more.
teenshealth.org/en/teens

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more.
870 North Pearl Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo-ohio.org

Equitas Health

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 for GLBT community.
4400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 299-2437
equitashealth.com

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Supports youth ages 12 to 20 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. They offer a range of programs and activities, including discussion groups, social activities and leadership training.
603 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
(614) 294-5437
kycohio.org

LGBT National Help Center

Provides free, confidential telephone and email counseling, information and local resources. 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
National Youth Talkine: (800) 246-7743
glnh.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital THRIVE Program

A program that provides services for differences/disorders of sex development (DSD), complex urological conditions and gender concerns. The program is comprised of a team including Urology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Psychology/Psychiatry, Genetics, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Surgery and Social Work.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5765
nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/thrive-program

Stonewall Columbus (SWC)

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
stonewallcolumbus.org

Taking Charge

This website focuses on teens, and answers questions about relationships, parenthood, education, housing, legal rights, LGBT, foster care, immigration, money management and more. There is an online FAQ to help youth and young adults learn about their rights and responsibilities and other information they need to move with confidence through adulthood.
175 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 280-1984
takingchargeohio.org

Trevor Project

A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. They operate a nationwide toll-free confidential helpline for teens and youth.
24-hour Hotline (866) 488-7386 or text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200 or chat online
thetrevorproject.org