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Poison Control & Safe Homes

Make Safe Happen

By downloading the free app, parents and caregivers can get room-by-room safety tips, watch videos, set reminders and more to keep kids out of harm’s way.
makesafehappen.com

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
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
Outside the City of Columbus: (844) 207-4509
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
  • 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
(614) 724-6000
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/healthy-homes

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Injury Prevention Program

Provides services related to childhood injury prevention:

  • Low-cost car seats and booster seats to families in need (Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program)
  • Free car seat checks at fitting stations and events throughout Central Ohio
  • Partner with coalition members on safety programs and outreach (Safe Kids Central Ohio)

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7748
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Childhood-Injury-Prevention

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH)

Offers many services and resources, some of them include:

  • Free tobacco cessation counseling for residents over the age of 18
  • Birth/death certificates
  • Plumbing inspections
  • Low cost healthcare and immunization clinics
  • Community training on naloxone and opioid overdoses
  • Lead inspection
  • Free home radon test kits

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) Center for Injury Research & Policy

Their website provides information on a variety of safety topics, including bicycle safety, burns, poison, transportation, home safety, gun safety, sports and recreation, and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-5856
nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health e-Hints Newsletter

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 child(ren), you will only get articles that are relevant to your family.
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Health Library

Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish

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. For more information and other questions regarding the safe use and disposal of opiates, please contact the Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction (MATA) Program at (614) 355-8614.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
nationwidechildrens.org/opioid-safety

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Provides lead poisoning prevention programs throughout Ohio. Ohio residents have access to resources to test for lead and help families with the cost of lead repair work.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 532-3723
odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Childhood-Lead-Poisoning

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.
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.

sesamestreetincommunities.org
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits

Tox Town

Provides helpful information about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks that kids may encounter in everyday life.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20894
(888) 346-3656 Toll-free
toxtown.nlm.nih.gov