Community Behavioral Health :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Community Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Services comprehensive approach to care is provided by a multidisciplinary team – which may include a psychiatrist, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, clinical social worker, and clinical counselor – to determine the best treatment options for each child and adolescent.

Community Behavioral Health Services are provided at a variety of Nationwide Children’s Close To HomeSM locations throughout the Columbus area. Professional staff, including Masters level social workers and counselors, licensed psychologists and board certified child psychiatrists, have had specialized pediatric training and are experienced in the treatment of children, adolescents and families with mental health concerns.

Community Behavioral Health Services offers diagnostic assessment with recommendations for treatment planning, including individual, family and group therapies for children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties.

A comprehensive list of the Services we provide and the Conditions we treat is below. Where available, click on the links for more information or Request An Appointment.

Services Available:

  • Assessment for mental health and substance abuse problems
  • Alcohol/drug treatment services
  • Case management services with schools, courts, child welfare and other community partners
  • Divorce mediation
  • Family education and counseling
  • Intensive community and home based services for youth with serious mental health concerns and behavioral problems
  • Medication consultation and management
  • Outpatient treatment services are provided through individual, family and group therapy modalities
  • Parent education
  • Psychological testing
  • School based mental health services
  • Suicide screening and referral services
  • Treatment for sexual and physical trauma and exposure to violence

Diagnoses or Conditions Treated:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior problems (oppositional and conduct problems)
  • Child physical and sexual abuse, and exposure to violence
  • Compliance issues associated with medical treatment
  • Coping with illness
  • Divorce and separation issues
  • Elimination problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood disorders (depression and bipolar)
  • Other behavioral problems evidenced in childhood (pica, selective mutism, etc.)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • Severe mental health illness including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Substance abuse, chemical dependence

Referral Information

If you think your child or family could benefit from Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Services, please call (614) 355-8080 or request an appointment.

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