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Asthma Program

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness and can significantly impact quality of life with missed school days, difficulty with physical activity, and exacerbations resulting in Emergency Department visits and/or hospitalization. At Nationwide Children's Hospital, outpatient care is delivered by asthma specialists in both the Section of Allergy/Immunology as well as Pulmonary Medicine. Both areas offer teams of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses to provide state of the art asthma care through diagnostic testing, up to date treatment strategies, and comprehensive education for patients and families.

Patients are often referred for asthma specialty care when there is concern regarding the proper diagnosis, co-morbid conditions such as allergic rhinitis or obesity, difficulty in obtaining good asthma control, or need for additional testing. Both Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonary offer lung function testing with spirometry and exhaled nitric oxide (measure of eosinophilic inflammation). Additional diagnostic tests, such as skin testing for allergies is performed through Allergy/Immunology, whereas bronchoscopy is available through Pulmonary Medicine.

In addition, Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a Complex Asthma Clinic that is staffed by both Allergy and Pulmonary for patients who have a history of severe asthma exacerbations requiring prior hospitalization, ICU admission, or more than one Emergency Department visit for asthma within a year. This clinic offers comprehensive care with diagnostic testing, education, as well as availability of social workers to help with challenges in obtaining optimal asthma control.


Clinics/Locations:

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-5500
Fax: (614) 722-5501
Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 4 pm

Pulmonary Clinic – Main Campus
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4766
FAX (614) 722-4755
Mon. & Wed. 8:30 am – 4 pm
Fri. 8:30 am – 12 pm

Complex Asthma Clinic
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-5500
Fax: (614) 722-5501
Wed., 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Pulmonary Clinic – Dublin
Dublin Medical Office Building
5665 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: (614) 722-4766
Fax: (614) 722-4755
Thur. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Westerville Allergy Clinic
Westerville Close to Home on N. Cleveland Ave.
433 North Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: (614) 355-8283
Fax: 614-355-8273

Pulmonary Clinic – Westerville
Westerville Close To Home Center
433 N. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: (614) 722-4766
Fax (614) 722-4755
Mon. and Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wed., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000