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Arthritis Foundation

Supports individuals living with arthritis through science, advocacy, resources, and community. Their website has great information on types of arthritis, treatments and medications, navigating insurance, finding a doctor, and healthy living interventions. Their Helpline is staffed by licensed social workers to help callers find support and resources Monday through Friday.
Helpline: (800) 283-7800
arthritis.org

Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Nonprofit providing social services in Central Ohio. Their focus is on East, Southeast, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities but they assist individuals regardless of ethnic or racial background. Programs include 24/7 interpreting services, Healthy Asian Youth after school program, free medical clinic, Family Support Program for victims of crime, and Senior outreach. They also offer adult classes for art, ESL, and computer literacy.
4700 Reed Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 220-4023
aacsohio.org

Breathing Association

Offers asthma management for services children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic and a mobile medical unit. Their free Lung Health Clinic is for those who do not have insurance or cannot afford medical care. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, water assistance program, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy. They provide vacuum cleaners and mattress and pillow covers for those in need. Their Quit for Good program provides free weekly tobacco cessation classes, facilitated by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and ongoing support for 12 months.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 457-2997
Mobile Medical Unit: (614) 273-2843
Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP): breathingassociation.org/heap/low-income-household-water-assistance-program-lihwap
Winter Crisis Program (November-March): breathingassociation.org/heap/winter-crisis-program
breathingassociation.org

Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio

Nonprofit charitable pharmacy that provides prescription medications to Franklin County residents who are income-eligible and uninsured or underinsured. They also provide medication education and counseling, and referrals to other community resources.

  • Livingston: Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 227-0301
  • Linden: 1464 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
    (614) 298-4190

charitablepharmacy.org

Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH)

Links families of children with special health care needs to CMH-providers and helps families pay for the services the child’s needs up to age 21 years old. Visit the website to see what conditions are eligible for CMH and locate CMH providers by county.
(614) 466-1700 or (800) 755-4769 Toll-free (for parents only)
odh.ohio.gov/know-our-programs/children-with-medical-handicaps/welcome-to
CMH Providers & Locations: data.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/data/view/children-with-medical-handicaps-_cmh_-provider-directory

Columbus Dream Center

A faith-based organization that serves the underserved and homeless in Central Ohio. They serve hot breakfasts and dinners at their Short North location. The afterschool program for elementary school students includes a meal, homework help, tutoring, Bible study, and fun activities at multiple locations. They also host Saturday programs for children kindergarten through 5th grade, and Bible study small groups for middle schoolers. Their Hilliard location hosts the Grace Medical Clinic where they provide free medical appointments.

  • Short North Location: 38 West Greenwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
    (614) 547-3138
  • Medical Clinic: 4390 Reynolds Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (740) 816-6955
    graceclinicweb.org/hilliard

columbusdreamcenter.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

Columbus Public Health Immunization Clinic

Provides immunizations for children and teens 18 years old and younger at a minimal cost. Many insurances are accepted as well. No child is denied if not able to pay. Go online for a complete schedule of hours and printable handouts.
Columbus Public Health: 240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Worthington United Methodist Church: 600 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 645-7945 or (614) 645-8180
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Immunization-Program

Dental OPTIONS

Help people who have a low income and/or special health care needs, and don’t have Medicaid or dental insurance get dental care. Eligible patients are matched with volunteer OPTIONS dentists who have agreed to provide dental care for lower fees.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 379-1115
dentallifeline.org/ohio/
odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/oral-health-program/Patients-Public

Dentists Who Specialize in Seeing Kids (Pediatric Dentists)

Columbus Area
Accepting many insurances, including Medicaid

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Pediatric Dentistry
    Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 722-5650
    nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/dentistry
  • The Ohio State University (OSU) Dental Faculty Practice
    2nd & 4th Floors, Postle Hall
    305 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
    (614) 292-1472
    smileexperts.osu.edu
  • Columbus Pediatric Dentistry
    1021 Country Club Road, Suite B, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 868-0718
    pediatricdentistcolumbus.com
  • Worthington Pediatric Dentistry
    8121 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43235
    (614) 888-3212
    worthingtonpediatric.com

Pediatric Dentistry Practices Near Columbus

  • Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry
    2000 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
    New Patients: (614) 585-8354
    Current Patients: (614) 575-2225
    buckeyepediatricdentistryohio.com
  • Delaware Pediatric Dentistry
    6284 Pullman Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
    (740) 657-1562
    delawarekidsdentist.com
  • Prairie Kids Dental
    982 Galloway Road, Galloway, Ohio 43119
    (614) 870-1333
    pkdkids.com
  • Granville Pediatric Dentistry
    1967 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, Ohio 43023
    (740) 587-7000
    granvillepediatricdentistry.com
  • Cecilia Moy, DDS
    1897 Ohio Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123
    (614) 871-3700
    ceciliaamoydds.com
  • Kevin Weitzel, DMD
    1051 Lydia Drive. Suite 100, Marysville, Ohio 43040
    (614) 876-4277
    445 Allenby Drive, Marysville, Ohio 43040
    (937) 644-2310
    peddentistry.com
  • Jonathan Draney, DDS
    121 East Sixth Avenue, Suite 101, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
    (740) 475-0700
    lancasterpediatricdentistry.com
  • Olentangy Pediatric Dentistry
    525 North Liberty Road, Powell, Ohio 43065
    (614) 433-7474
    olentangypediatricdentistry.com
  • Scott Nieman, DDS
    395 North West Street, Suite A, Westerville, Ohio 43082
    (614) 898-9994
    scottniemandds.com
  • Springfield Pediatric Dentistry
    2200 Olympic Street, Springfield, Ohio 45503
    (937) 390-0493
    springfieldpediatricdentistry.com

Disability Benefits & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs provide assistance to people who meet requirements for disability. Children can qualify if they have a physical or mental condition that seriously limits their activities, and if their family has a limited income. A child may receive benefits if they are the child of a SSI beneficiary who is disabled or deceased. The benefits pay for many services, including doctor and hospital visits.
(800) 772-1213 or (800) 325-0778 TTY
ssa.gov/benefits/disability

Family Adolescent & Child Community Engagement Service (FACCES)

Family Adolescent and Child Community Engagement Service (FACCES)  is a non-profit providing support for families on the South side of Columbus. Programs include a free fresh market, urban gardening, cooking classes, family fitness classes, access to healthcare through OSU Wexner Medical Center Community Care Coach and family gatherings. FACCES Life Ready Urban Gardening Class is a free, weekly program for youth to learn about how to grow their own food, careers in agriculture, and environmental stewardship. Go online to register for programs and find upcoming events.
2515 Lockbourne Road, Columbus, OH  43207
(614) 319-6070 or (800) 464-0920
thefacces.org

Fast VAX Facts Mobile App

An app that parents and caregivers can use to get trusted, factual information on immunizations. Search “Fast VAX Facts” in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Click the link below for more information.
fvf.ohioaap.org

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS)

Provides information about food assistance (Ohio Direction Card / EBT), cash assistance, medical assistance (like Medicaid), job training, emergency assistance (PRC), help with paying for child care and more. Each center serves certain zip codes. People outside of Franklin County should visit their local county Department of Job and Family Services. Refugees and immigrants should apply for services as well.

  • East Opportunity Center
    1055 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
  • Northland Opportunity Center
    1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
  • West Opportunity Center
    314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204

Call (844) 640-6446 to apply for SNAP/OWF cash assistance/Medicaid benefits
Medical Transportation: (614) 233-2381
Workforce Development: (614) 212-1800
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov
Find Your Local ODJFS Office: jfs.ohio.gov/about/local-agencies-directory
Self-Service Ohio Benefits Portal: benefits.ohio.gov

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH)

Find lots of educational resources and city services on their website. FCPH offers many services and resources, including:

280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3160
Weekend, Holiday and After Hours Emergency Hotline: (614) 525-3965
Telecommunications for the Deaf: 711 or (800) 750-0750
myfcph.org

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) Immunization Clinic

Offers vaccine clinics and information on vaccines for children and adults. Vaccines are available at a low cost (or sliding fee scale) for children, and no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Visit the website for their clinic schedule and list of clinics that offer travel vaccines. Appointments are required.
280 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-3719
myfcph.org/shots

HealthCare.gov

This website will help you learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), apply for health care benefits, compare costs of insurance, and find local health navigators. This is for you if you are uninsured or buy your own insurance, spend more than a certain percentage of your pay on insurance or are a small business owner.
(800) 318-2596
healthcare.gov

Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP)

Provides medical care to people with incomes at or below the poverty level or on disability medical assistance. Applicants must be residents of Ohio but do not need to be U.S. citizens, and applicants must not be eligible for Medicaid. Information about these programs can be obtained from Columbus area hospital’s financial assistance department. Visit the website to find more financial assistance programs for those served at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
For Nationwide Children’s Hospital HCAP: (614) 722-2055
nationwidechildrens.org/financial-assistance

I Am Boundless

Serves: Children, teens, individuals, and families with ID/DD and/or behavioral health challenges.
Provides person-centered care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. They offer primary care, dental, psychiatry, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and outpatient behavior health services, care coordination, long-term and temporary residential support, in-home and out-of-home respite services, day programs, and afterschool programs. Family Support Services are provided by the State of Ohio for families who need help keeping their loved one at home. Services vary by location, find details and request an appointment on their website.

  • Worthington Campus and Administrative Office:
    445 East Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 844-3800
  • Newark:
    22 North First Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
    (740) 334-4056
  • West Carrollton:
    700 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
    (937) 247-2400
    Center-Based ABA: (937) 672-1587
  • Mahoning Valley Campus of Care:
    1960 East County Line Road, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440
    (330) 596-1042
  • Medina:
    1065 Medina Road, Medina, Ohio 44256
    (330) 596-1042
  • Perrysburg:
    28555 Starbright Boulevard, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
    (567) 312-4722

(800) 409-2729
iamboundless.org

Immunization Coalition of Central Ohio

Their website has a schedule of central Ohio clinics where adults can get free and low cost vaccines, including flu vaccines and travel vaccines.
vaccineforme.org

InfantSEE

The American Optometric Association provides free eye exams for infants between 6 and 12 months of age regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage. Use the Find a Doctor tool on their website to find a participating provider near you.
(314) 983-4160
Find a Doctor: infantsee.org/find-a-doctor?sso=y
infantsee.org

Insure Kids Now

This website provides information on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which offer free or low-cost health insurance for kids and teens. Children can get regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more. Income eligible families and individuals can apply online, by phone, by mail or in person.
(877) 543-7669
insurekidsnow.gov

Leap614 (App on Google Play Store)

Download this app from the Google Play Store onto your phone to access resources regarding health, education, employment, housing resources, support centers, and more.
App on Google Play Store: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nchri.itri.leap614
Website Version of Leap614: nationwidechildrens.org/leap614

LifeCare Alliance Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)

Offers services for Central Ohio families managing diabetes including education and counseling, medical nutrition therapy, and wellness checks with registered nurses at their community center locations. They accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance with no direct cost to patients. They also offer free testing supplies for those needing assistance, and accept donations for supplies. Camp Hamwi offers fun, outdoor summer camp experiences for youth ages 7-17 with diabetes. Camp fees are low and scholarships are available for families who qualify based on income.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Diabetes Services: 614-437-2912
Camp Hamwi: 614-437-2914
Locations: lifecarealliance.org/programs/wellness/wellness-centers
lifecarealliance.org/programs/coda

Little Baby Face Foundation

Provides reconstructive surgery for children under the age of 21 born with facial deformities that reduce their quality of life, regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay. Surgeries are performed by highly skilled medical staff in New York City. Families fill out an application online, and if selected, a surgical coordinator works with families to coordinate travel and other arrangements. The organization covers all costs of accommodations, surgery, and travel.
135 East 74th Street, New York, New York 10021
(212) 333-5233
littlebabyface.org

Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC)

Program: Non-profit offering a wide range of services for the entire family including; comprehensive primary care, OB/GYN, dental, vision, behavioral health, pharmacy (prescriptions are available at reduced cost), nutrition and spiritual care.
Eligibility: Infants, children and adults
Cost: Government insurance (Medicaid, Medicare), private insurance, sliding fee scale for those without insurance

  • Lower Lights Health Center
    1160 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • Lower Lights German Village
    1560 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
  • Lower Lights Linden
    2028 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Lower Lights Franklinton Central
    777 West State Street, Columbus, OH 43222
  • Lower Lights Westerville
    6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
  • Lower Lights Unionstar
    773 Walnut Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
  • Lower Lights Newark
    69 South Terrace Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
  • Community Refugee and Immigration Services
    4645 Executive Drive, Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 274-1455
llchc.org

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

lssnetworkofhope.org

MASH (Military & Service Heroes) Pantry

Provides food, clothing, toiletries and hygiene items, emotional support and other resources to veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military families and survivors.

  • MASH Pantry of Grove City
    2996 Columbus Street, Grove City, Ohio 43123
  • MASH Pantry of Delaware County
    222 East William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
  • MASH Pantry of Chillicothe
    Forest E. Everhart Memorial Golf Course
    17273 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
  • Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base: For military personnel on base only
    8302 S. Perimeter Road, Building 863, Columbus, Ohio 43217
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC): For military personnel on base only
    3990 East Broad Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213

Headquarters Address: 648 Clymer Road, Suite 113, Marysville, Ohio 43040
(614) 522-1555
mashpantry.org

Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT)

A search engine created to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various bio-pharmaceutical industry programs. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of the patience assistance resources that the bio-pharmaceutical industry offers.
medicineassistancetool.org

Mouth Monsters (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry AAPD)

Provides dental resources for kids and families. Parents can go online to search for a nearby pediatric dentist, learn about clinical guidelines, healthy snacks, teething, how to handle a dental emergency and more.
mychildrensteeth.org/meet-the-mouth-monsters/

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Adolescent Medicine

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.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Suite 3A, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 722-2450
nationwidechildrens.org/adolescent-medicine

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Provides additional access to healthcare at your child’s school. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Care Connection programs include: Primary Care for ages 0-21, vaccination clinics, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT), Wheelchair Clinic, Vision, Dental, Diabetes and School Health (DASH), Mental Health counseling. Visit the website for a list of participating school locations and additional contact information.
(614) 355-2590
nationwidechildrens.org/care-connection

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Dental Clinic

Provides routine and emergency walk-in dental care for babies, children and teens, including those with special health care needs. They offer sliding scale fees for those who cannot afford a private dentist. They accept many insurances as well, including Medicaid.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 722-5650
nationwidechildrens.org/dentistry

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Homecare

Provide a full range of homecare services to central Ohio children of all ages, from newborns through young adults. Homecare offers the following areas of service:

  • Infusion Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Home Medical Equipment (like breast pumps and supplies, blood pressure kids, aids to daily living)
  • Intermittent (Short-Term) Nursing and Private Duty (Long-Term) Nursing
  • Skilled Therapy Services (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy)
  • Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care services for children with life-limiting illnesses

255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727 Toll-free
nationwidechildrens.org/homecare

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Ophthalmology/Eye Clinic

Offers routine and advanced care for children with visual impairments. They accept all major insurances (including Medicaid, Caresource and Molina) and provide financial assistance for patients without insurance who qualify.
Nationwide Children’s Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-4075
nationwidechildrens.org/ophthalmology-eye-clinic

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Primary Care Centers

Offers community-based health services for children (ages birth to 21) including regular physical exams, vision, hearing and general development checks, immunizations, and sick visits. No child will be denied care due to inability to pay for services. They accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid, Caresource, and Molina. They also offer financial assistance programs, including payment based on income (sliding scale), for those who qualify based on family size and income. No child is denied services due to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, religion, age or sexual orientation.

  • Livingston Ambulatory Center (Downtown): 380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 722-2000
  • Eastland: 2599 South Hamilton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 355-9600
  • Hilltop: 2857 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 355-9900
  • Linden: 1390 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
    (614) 355-9300
  • Lincoln Village: 4766 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43228
    (614) 938-8100
  • Northern Lights: 3553 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
    (614) 938-8150
  • Near East: 1125 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 355-9200
  • Northland: 4560 Morse Centre Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 355-9400
  • Olentangy: 5070 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43214
    (614) 355-9500
  • Sharon Woods: 1777 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 355-7400
  • South High: 1405 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43207
    (614) 355-9000
  • Westerville: 433 North Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43082
    (614) 355-8300
  • Westside: 441 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
    (614) 355-9700
  • Whitehall: 561 South Yearling Road, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
    (614) 355-9800

Central Scheduling: (614) 722-6200
nationwidechildrens.org/primary-care-centers

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Urgent Care Centers

The website provides information describing services available at each Urgent Care location, when to go the Urgent Care, what you should bring and more. You can go online to find out estimated wait times at each location. All of the locations provide lab and x-rays as well.

  • Downtown Urgent Care
    700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 722-4329
  • Canal Winchester Close to Home Center
    7901 Diley Road, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
    (614) 355-9050
  • Dublin Close to Home Center
    7450 Hospital Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016
    (614) 355-7000
  • East Columbus Close to Home Center
    6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 355-8100
  • Westerville Close to Home Center
    433 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43082
    (614) 355-8300
  • Marysville Close to Home Center
    100 Colemans Crossing Boulevard, Marysville, Ohio 43040
    (937) 578-7600
  • Hilliard Close to Home Center
    4363 All Seasons Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 355-5900

nationwidechildrens.org/urgent-care

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Provides the full range of gynecologic care for teens and young women, including screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), preventive services and many birth control options. They accept most insurances, including Medicaid. Interpreting services are available as well.

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    555 South 18th Street, Columbus, OH 43205
    (614) 722-2000
  • Canal Winchester
    7901 Diley Road, Suite 150, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
    (614) 355-9050
  • Dublin
    5675 Venture Drive, Dublin, OH 43017
    (614) 355-8400
  • East Columbus
    6435 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213
    (614) 355-8100
  • Westerville
    455 Executive Campus Drive, Westerville, OH 43082
    (614) 355-6100

nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/pediatric-and-adolescent-gynecology

Needy Meds

Provides information about prescription resources, including discount drug cards, government programs, low cost clinics, patient assistance programs, disease-based prescription help and programs for children.
Helpline: (800) 503-6897
needymeds.org

Netcare Access

Provides specialized behavioral health treatment for adults in Franklin County, including specialized services for adults age 18+ with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and and/or developmental disabilities. The Community Mobile Team provides free, on-the-scene care for individuals in a mental health or substance use crisis, and Community Crisis Response (CCR) provides on-the-scene response to traumatic situations that occur within the community. They also offer non-crisis assessments, stabilization and residential services, probate and forensic services to county court systems, counseling, medication management, and case management. No one is turned away due to lack of funds. They use the Franklin County ADAMH Sliding Fee Schedule for those without insurance, in addition to accepting Medicaid and Medicare.
199 South Central Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
24/7 Crisis Care Line: (614) 276-2273
Homeless Hotline: (614) 274-7000
Administrative Offices: (614) 274-9500
netcareaccess.org

Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University (OSU)

Serves: Infants, school-aged children, teens, and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 
The Nisonger Center has a variety of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Services include clinical support services, specialized dental programs, inclusive childcare and early childhood education, social programs for teens, TOPS post-secondary education and transitional skills program for adult students at OSU, psychiatric services, and more. Contact the center for program details and eligibility.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Administration: (614) 685-3192 or (855) 983-9955
nisonger.osu.edu

Ohio Amblyope Registry

Serves the needs of children with amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, their families and eye doctors. It is a voluntary registration program to increase knowledge about amblyopia, its treatment and prevention. They provide free eye patches for the treatment of amblyopia, free literature about amblyopia and causes, as well as other important services to Ohio residents.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(877) 808-2422
ohioamblyoperegistry.com/

Ohio Association of Free Clinics (OAFC)

Offers a list of Ohio Free Clinics. Free clinic services vary, but may include primary care, prescription assistance, dental, vision, behavioral health and other specialties.
88 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 914-6458
ohiofreeclinics.org/who-we-are/clinic-map-test.html

Ohio Benefits & Assistance Programs: Are You Eligible for Medicaid?

Wondering if you are eligible for Ohio benefits and assistance programs? Go online to view program details, check eligibility, view your account, and apply for (or renew) your benefits. Programs include SNAP food assistance, Medicaid healthcare coverage, veteran assistance, WIC,  childcare assistance, and cash assistance for those who qualify based on income guidelines.
(844) 640-6446
Program Descriptions: benefits.ohio.gov/home/resources/assistance-programs
benefits.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Oral Health

Offers help in finding dental care and learning how to have good oral health. There is information on places and programs that offer dental care to people with lower incomes, no dental insurance or those living with HIV or AIDS. Also, the Oral Health Fact Sheets section lists fact sheets created by the Oral Health Program and others, and has links to websites that have information on many oral health topics.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/oral-health-program/Patients-Public

Ohio Department of Medicaid Waiver Services

Waivers are programs that help Ohio Medicaid customers with special needs remain at home instead of being in a nursing home, hospital or facility. They provide financial assistance to families, and there is typically a waiting list. Services may include personal care, transportation, respite services, supported employment, nutrition services, assistive devices, home modifications and interpreter services. See further information about Ohio waiver programs below.

50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Consumer Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov

Ohio Insurance Managed Care Plans (MCP) Medicaid Hotlines

In Ohio, most individuals who have Medicaid must join a managed care plan (MCP) to receive their health care. These plans provide a toll-free medical advice phone line for help coordinating care for individuals with special health care needs, annual physical exams and sick and well care. Ohio has a general hotline for advice about managed care plans.

Medicaid 24/7 Hotline: (800) 324-8680

Ohio Medicaid Healthy Start & Healthy Families Consumer Hotline

Provides free and low-cost health care coverage to families, children (birth through age 20) and pregnant women. Coverage includes doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy services, vision, dental and mental health services. Go online for exact income guidelines.

  • Healthy Start includes Medicaid and CHIP programs. The income-based Medicaid program is available to children (up to age 19) and pregnant women.
  • Healthy Families is an income-based Medicaid program available to families with children (younger than age 19).

50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Medicaid Consumer Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/medicaid/families-and-individuals/citizen-programs-and-initiatives/children-families-and-women

Ohio Medicare Savings Programs

The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) offers financial assistance programs for people covered by Medicare. Click on the Ohio Medicare Savings Program guide for a list of information.
50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 686-1578
insurance.ohio.gov/consumers/medicare/msp

Ohio State Dental Clinics

Offers a complete range of affordable dental services, including preventive teeth cleaning, emergency care and evening hours. Call for insurance and self-pay information. Services are provided for children above age 5 and adults throughout Ohio. Offers emergency walk-in hours for adults as well. All care is performed by OSU students under the supervision of skilled licensed faculty dentists.
305 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Call to schedule an appointment: (614) 688-3763
dentistry.osu.edu/patients/ohio-state-dental-clinics

OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels (WOW): Women’s Health & Prenatal Care

The OhioHealth WOW mobile unit offers mobile healthcare to deliver primary care, women’s health services, and prenatal services regardless of your ability to pay. Services include annual physicals, immunizations, adult sick visits, chronic condition management, ultrasounds, reproductive care and birth control, lab testing, interpretive services, and more.

  • Hilltop YMCA
    2879 Valleyview Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
  • Linden Opportunity Center
    1350 Briarwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
  • Van Buren Shelter
    595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • Women’s Health Locations
    • Directions for Youth: 3840 Kimberly Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    • East High School: 1500 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    • 3830 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
    • Linden Opportunity Center (see above)
    • Northland High School: 1919 Northcliff Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    • South High School: 1160 Ann Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
    • Van Buren Shelter (see above)
    • Walnut Ridge High School: 4841 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43227

(614) 566-9989
ohiohealth.com/in-the-community/our-programs/wellness-on-wheels

OSU Free Clinics

Patients are seen at the Rardin Family Practice Center. Services are provided for those who have no health insurance and have a low to moderate income. Call for more details.

  • Columbus Free Clinic: Free healthcare for anyone, provided by medical students
    (614) 404-8417
    columbusfreeclinic.com
  • Latino Free Clinic (La Clínica Latina): Free healthcare for Spanish-speaking patients
    (614) 349-1038
    clinicalatina.com
  • Asian Health Initiative: Free healthcare for Asian-American and Asian immigrant patients, and those at high-risk for Hepatitis B
    (614) 216-9730
    ahifreeclinic.wixsite.com/site
  • Noor Free Clinic: Free healthcare provided by Muslim nurses and physicians
    (614) 516-3075
    noorcommunityclinic.weebly.com

2231 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
medicine.osu.edu/departments/family-medicine/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

OSU Wexner Medical Center Teen Clinic

Serves: Young adults ages 12-21
The Teen Clinic provides preventive, medical, gynecological and psychological care for young adults ages 12-21. Patients can continue with their doctors for primary healthcare needs even as they transition to adulthood. Services include physicals, contraception, STD/STI testing, vaccinations, and more.
543 Taylor Avenue, Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 293-5123
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/teen-clinic

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief (CPR)

Help financially and medically qualified patients, get direct financial help with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles needed by the patient’s insurer for medications prescribed to treat and manage their disease. Services are free. Pharmacists, physicians and the patients can inquire and apply on behalf of the patient.
421 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Toll-free: (866) 512-3861
copays.org

Prevent Blindness Ohio

Provides outreach and education designed to connect those in need to critical sight-saving resources. They partner with care providers to offer free vision screenings, and glasses for children or adults that meet income eligibility requirements. Call for help finding a free vision screening near you. Their website also has great educational information on many eye conditions, how to properly wear and care for glasses and contacts, developing babies’ eyesight, and more.
Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness
1500 West Third Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 464-2020 or (800) 301-2020
ohio.preventblindness.org

PrimaryOne Health

Provide a wide range of healthcare services for children, adults, and families at many locations in Central Ohio. Services include women’s health and reproductive care, adult services, pediatrics, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, vision, STI/HIV services, behavioral health, and more. Uninsured patients may pay for services based on a sliding scale based on income and family size. They accept most health insurances, including Medicaid, and offer insurance help from Certified Application Counselors.

  • School-Based Centers
    • Groveport Madison Service Center: 4400 Marketing Place, Groveport, OH 43125
    • Columbus International High School: 4079 Karl Road Columbus, OH 43224
  • Centering Pregnancy Program
    Provides free prenatal care in a group setting with interactive learning, peer support, and food. Available in English, Spanish, and Somali.
    (614) 715- 2983
    primaryonehealth.org/centeringpregnancy
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
    Provides direct access to a variety of healthcare services at many locations, including; YMCA of Central Ohio, Huckleberry House, The Community Shelter Board, Volunteers of America, and more.
    (614) 645-0521
    primaryonehealth.org/services/health-care-for-the-homeless

Main Phone Line: (614) 645-5500
Scheduling Assistance: (614) 586- 4310
Certified Application Counselor: (614) 620-8088
primaryonehealth.org
Additional Contact Information: primaryonehealth.org/locations

Project LOVE

Project L.O.V.E. (Love Our Kids…Vaccinate Early!) is a partnership between hospitals, area physicians, the City of Columbus, Franklin County health departments, local businesses and community organizations whose goal is to assure that Franklin County children are fully immunized by age 2. Go online to find out more information about why immunizations are so important, and what immunizations you should get.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7559
columbus.gov/projectlove

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)

Provides coverage for the treatment of emergency medical conditions for refugees who have been in the country for less than 8 months, have a low income, and are not eligible for Medicaid. Applicants must provide proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship and other health insurance (if applicable). This program offers health coverage for a limited period of time to refugees upon their arrival in the United States. Emergency Medicaid programs are also available for Non-U.S. citizens and Non-citizens Victims of Trafficking. Go online to view program details and apply.
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/medicaid/families-and-individuals/srvcs/medicaid-programs#non-us-citizens

Rx Assist

A nationally recognized, web-based medication assistance resource center. Individuals can go online and search for specific medications to see what financial help is offered for that medication. They also have a comprehensive online directory of national patient assistance programs.
Frequently Asked Questions: rxassist.org/faqs
RxAssist Patient Center: rxassist.org/patients

Smiles 4 Life

Provides affordable dental services for children ages 12 months to 20 years old. Accepts most health insurances, including government insurances (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource) and has a sliding scale fee for uninsured patients.
4655 Morse Center Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 344-1459 or (614) 470-9840
smiles4life-columbus.com

Smiles Change Lives (SCL)

Offers families an affordable option for obtaining braces for their children. The child must qualify for their program. Visit the website for program qualifications and begin your application.
(816) 421-4949
smileschangelives.org

South Side Thrive

A network of partners in the South Side of Columbus working to holistically improve quality of life for residents. Their website has helpful information and resources for finding healthcare and insurance, healthy eating, resilience, mental and physical wellness, and managing chronic conditions. Use their Resource Map to locate resources like food, childcare, healthcare, legal help, and more in the South Side. Go online to contact the organization.
southsidethrive.org

Southeast, Inc.

Program: Provides a wide-ranging provider of primary and dental care, group and individual counseling for youth with mental health and substance abuse problems, outpatient services, psychiatry and case management. They offer services in multiple counties in Ohio.
Eligibility: age 3 and older
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician
16 West Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225–0990 or 711 for Relay Service (TTY)southeasthc.org/Franklin County Locations: southeasthc.org/locations/franklin-county/Additional County Locations: southeasthc.org/locations/

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

A faith-based, non-profit organization that provides various services including a food pantry, free hot lunches, dental clinic, and vision clinic. Their after school program includes academic, spiritual, and emotional support for K-6 students. Transportation is provided from five local schools, but kids from any school district are welcome. They also offer scholarships for graduating seniors at South High School to pursue college or vocational training. The Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center offers free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, and consultation.
888 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 445-8400
stowemission.org

Stowe Pregnancy Resource Center:
(614) 620-7286
stoweprc.org

Superspecs (Free Sports Goggles)

Provides no-cost baseball and softball helmets with face masks, sports goggles for basketball and soccer, and prescription sports goggles for any activity. Items are available for kids ages 4-18. Parents can find eligibility details and apply online.
Ohio Ophthalmological Society
5115 Parkcenter Avenue, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 527-6799
superspecs.org

Travel Vaccine Clinics

Click below for a list of local travel clinics, that provide international travel vaccines. Appointments should be scheduled at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Parents and physicians may also find information on travel vaccine recommendations on the the CDC website.
cdc.gov/travel

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)

Nonprofit providing medical grants for families to pay for healthcare services that are not covered by their family’s insurance plan. Children must be age 16 or younger, and covered by a commercial health plan to qualify for a grant. Applications must be submitted on a computer, not phone or tablet. Find additional requirements and application instructions on their website.
(855) 698-4223
uhccf.org

Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio)

Provides health care advocacy and support. They assist Ohioans in finding affordable health care options, prescriptions and hospital care throughout Ohio. Their website provides information on free clinics and community health centers, Columbus hospital clinics offering financial assistance and other resources.
215 North Front Street, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 505-9460
uhcanohio.org/individuals

Victory Ministries Center of Hope

Faith-based nonprofit providing a food pantry, clothing boutique, cooking classes, and Christmas food and gift help. They can also connect you to employment assistance with their community partners. Healthcare services include eye exams and no-cost glasses to those who qualify, breast and cervical cancer screens to women who are uninsured or underinsured, and mental health counseling with board-licensed counselors at the Hope Counseling Center. Appointments are required for most services, including food pantry and boutique.
3964 East Main Street, Whitehall, Ohio 43213
(614) 252-2500
victorycoh.org

What Vaccines Do I Need for School?

Are you asking yourself what vaccines you need for school? Like most states, Ohio has very specific guidelines about which vaccines are mandatory for school attendance. Students can be held from attending school if they are not up-to-date. Click below to find the most recent list of required vaccinations.
cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules

Xubex Patient Assistance Program

A free nationwide program that offers discounted brand name and generic medications. Apply online or by calling the toll-free hotline. There is no enrollment fee. Medications covered can be checked online.
500 State Road 436 Casselberry, Florida 32707
(407) 624-5088
xubex.com


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