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Resources

Below are a variety of resources to help educate you on your health.

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Helpful Patient Website Resources


Would you like more infromation regarding your health?
We have compiled a list of what we feel are the best places to go online for helpful information.


www.ohiohelpmegrow.org
www.mypyramid.gov
www.centralohiobedbugs.org
www.nc.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx


Patient Education & Facts


Below are some document on some of our most common treated illnesses. The documents are intend to help you in preventing the common cold and flu.

Step Throat (English)
Strep Throat (Japanese)
Flu Facts
Tylenol & Motrin Dosing
New Tylenol Dosing Information
Starting Solids
How to take a proper Temperature



Community Resources:

Community Resources - Safety


• Central Ohio Poison Center
Provides state-of-the-art poison prevention, treatment and information. They handle more than 42,000 calls annually, are available 24 hours a day and offer free, confidential advice.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(800) 222-1222
www.nationwidechildrens.org

Bicycle Safety
• Columbus Public Health Injury Prevention Program
This program is designed to educate and provide bike helmets to people at low cost ($10).
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7748
http://publichealth.columbus.gov

Car Seats
• Car Seat Inspection Sites
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has identified places where car seats may be checked to assure correct installation. A list is provided online.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm


Community Resources - Mental Health


If you are in crisis and need immediate help
(This resource is typically given over the phone to the parent)


Call Netcare Access in Franklin County
(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

Child Psychologists
We have a list of child psychologists we recommend. We can email, mail or fax this to the parent.

Grief Support
• Bobby’s Books
One way to help kids deal with difficult issues (such as a childhood illness, death of a parent or grandparent, death of a pet or friend or even divorce and other family issues) is to use children’s books. This program gives kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
2233 North Bank Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 763-0036 or (800) 776-9513
www.bobbysbooks.org

• Nationwide Children’s Hospital Seasons for Healing
A support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child. They meet at the Center for Family & Child Advocacy on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Children and adults are welcome.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-5250
www.nationwidechildrenshospital.org/family-support-groups


Community Resources - For New Parents


Hospital Breastfeeding Services
These hospitals throughout Columbus offer lactation and breastfeeding services. All offer phone consults and advice, but some also provide breastfeeding classes, pump rentals and support groups.

• Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 722-5228
Nationwide Children’s Lactation Department

• OSU Hospital
(614) 293-8910
OSU Lactation Department

• Riverside Hospital
(614) 566-3434
Riverside Lactation Department

• Grant Hospital
(614) 566-9008
Grant Hospital Lactation Department

• Dublin Methodist Hospital
(614) 544-8002
Dublin Methodist Lactation Department

• Mt. Carmel & St. Ann’s Hospitals
(614) 234-MILK
Mt. Carmel Health Lactation Department

• Nationwide Children’s Hospital Incredible Years Parent/Baby & Parent/Toddler Groups
The Help Me Grow Program and Nurse Family Partnership at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a free parent support group to parents or caregivers of infants and toddlers.  The Parent-Baby support group requires an 8-week session commitment.  The Parent-Toddler support group requires a 10-week session commitment.  Sessions are held across from the hospital’s main campus at the Center for Family Safety and Healing.  Contact directly for more information.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43205
(614) 722-8260
www.nationwidechildrens.org/ccfa

• American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children
Contains information about normal development and milestones for babies, toddlers, school-aged children, teens and young adults.
141 Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 434-4000
www.healthychildren.org


Community Resources - Nutrition


• Children’s Hunger Alliance
Works with schools, community organizations, faith-based groups and child care providers throughout Ohio to increase participation in USDA child nutrition programs. In addition, they fight hunger and poor nutrition with education, physical activity information and supplemental resources for caregivers, parents and children.
370 South Fifth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 227-6446
www.childrenshungeralliance.org

• Columbus Public Health Healthy Children, Healthy Weights
Dietitians provide free classes on how to modify children’s menus, daily routines, and environments to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. The program is geared toward parents and child care providers of children from birth to kindergarten. Their website also has information about ways to stay active, healthy drinks for kids and more.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7520
http://publichealth.columbus.gov

• Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Healthy Weight & Nutrition
Offers families a comprehensive approach to weight management. Their website has helpful information and resources for families and providers. Go online to learn more about investigational studies, bariatric surgery, the BMI calculator and how to schedule appointments with their staff of dieticians, physicians and recreational therapists.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6200
www.nationwidechildrens.org


Community Resources - Immunization Information


•Immunizations:
Franklin County Public Health
Immunization clinics offered throughout Franklin County.
www.myfcph.org

• Delaware County Public Health
Immunization clinics offered throughout Delaware County
www.delawarehealth.org

• Union County Public Health
Immunization clinics offered throughout Union County
www.uchd.net

• Travel Vaccine Clinics
Click below for a list of local travel clinics. They provide international travel vaccines. Appointments should be scheduled at least 6 weeks prior to departure.
www.myfcph.org
http://publichealth.columbus.gov

• Vaccine Safety and Your Child
Booklet handed out in the office to parents who have questions about vaccine safety
www.vaccine.chop.edu
www.vaccine.chop.edu/parents


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