Most pediatricians, including Nationwide Children’s Primary Care, see patients from birth to age 21. That means, once you turn 21, it will be time to graduate to seeing a doctor who sees adults. Below are Primary Care offices for each of the adult hospitals in the Columbus area. Their websites have tools for you to browse providers accepting new patients, find locations near you, and request an appointment online. You can also call a clinic location or central scheduling line for help.
Find additional transition resources on our website here:
Advocates for people with disabilities in Ohio. Their website has helpful resources on abuse, neglect and exploitation, employment, benefits counseling, education, voting, and more. Rise Up is an interactive youth advocacy guide with resources for transitioning into adulthood. Most of their resources are available in multiple languages, including Spanish and Somali. Complete the online intake form for legal help.
200 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181
Rise Up guides: disabilityrightsohio.org/riseup
Intake Form: disabilityrightsohio.org/intake-form
Works with youth who have special needs and their families along with their health care providers to provide support while transitioning into adulthood. They offer guidance as many of the youth are seeking out health care or learning to manage their own health care independently.
Teenagers face many confusing life transitions, including transitioning from pediatric care to adult healthcare. This transition is especially important for individuals with chronic health conditions. NCH has several programs to help educate and support families with transitional care:
The website provides information to help prepare for teens transitioning to adult health care.
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
Serves: Transition-age-youth and Adults with autism ages 18-26.
Offers clinical services for patients with autism to access comprehensive care for complex health care needs. Services include: primary care with experienced physicians, medical assistants, nurses and social workers, clinical pharmacy consultation for medication questions and medication monitoring, in-office lab, procedural care, and help transitioning to adult services.
OSU Wexner Medical Center Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
A federally supported program led by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the WPSI’s mission is to improve adult women’s health across the lifespan. Their Well-Woman Chart (in English and Spanish) lists recommendations for women’s health care, including screening, evaluation of health risks and needs, counseling, and immunizations. The recommended preventive services have been developed by the WPSI, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and Bright Futures based on age, health status, and risk factors. Go online to find these health recommendations and to sign up for their newsletter.