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Your Guide to Columbus

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You know your child better than anyone. That’s why we try to make it possible for one parent/guardian or their designee (over 18 years of age) to stay overnight in the patient’s room. Due to space limitations and the nature of the care we give, some units, like Intensive Care, do not have accommodations for overnight stay. A few sleeping rooms are available near the Intensive Care units for use. For safety and security reasons, we ask you not to sleep in any other areas, such as lobbies or hallways. Please check with the floor-specific nurse on the overnight policy for your child.

Sleeping space for one person typically is a cot or foldout chair. Linens and shower facilities are available for your use as well. In order to help us provide care, we ask that you be awake and dressed by 8 a.m. Each morning the cafeteria will give you a free beverage if you are wearing your parent badge.

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House (614-227-3700), 711 E. Livingston Ave., can provide accommodations for families who live far from the hospital. These rooms are filled on a first-come basis. If the Ronald McDonald House has more requests than rooms, priority is given to families with critically ill children. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House and its Charities and download the Ronald McDonald House Flier.

Area Hotels

If you need help making plans for an overnight stay, contact the Welcome Center at 1-800-792-8401. You also can view our list of area hotels. The hotels listed are based on geographic region only, not as an endorsement of quality from Nationwide Children's. Links are included to each hotel's website and distant from the hospital is also listed. View our list of area hotels.



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COTA Bus Transportation

The Central Ohio Transit Authority has bus schedules, fare prices, and other helpful information on its web site. If you have questions about bus routes and schedules, send an e-mail to requests@cota.com or call the COTA Connection Customer Service Center at (614) 228-1776, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

G S Cab
(614) 497-3692   

Yellow Cab Co
(614) 224-2222

Acme Taxi
(614) 777-7777
   
Port Columbus Airlines
(614) 239-4000
www.columbus.org/business/air.html
www.port-columbus.com

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

3710 Lacon Road
Hilliard, OH 43206
www.enterprise.com

Thrifty Car Rental
840 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
www.thrifty.com

Hertz Rent-a-Car
4200 International Gateway
Columbus, OH 43219
www.hertz.com

Avis Rent-a-Car
3801 International Gateway
Columbus, OH 43219
www.avis.com


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Café Courier (Delivery Service)
Choose from over 50 restaurants. Delivery and processing fee apply. Complete your order online or call (614) 457-3900.

Roosters
897 City Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-8848
www.roosterswings.com
1.7 miles, 6 minutes

Shane’s Gourmet Market
447 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 358-6666
www.shanesgourmetmarket.com
0.4 miles, 1 minute

Happy Dragon (delivers)
277 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-1468
0.7 miles, 2 minutes

Katzinger’s Delicatessen
475 S. 3rd St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-3354
www.katzingers.com
1 mile, 4 minutes

Plank’s Bier Garten
888 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43206
1.6 miles, 6 minutes

Plank’s Café & Pizzeria (delivers)
743 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 443-6251
www.plankscafe.com
0.7 miles, 2 minutes

Chipotle
488 S. High St.
Columbus OH, 43215
1.3 miles, 4 minutes
(614) 621-2601
www.chipotle.com
1.1 miles, 5 minutes

Buffalo Wild Wings
515 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-4293
1.2 miles, 5 minutes

Wendy’s
580 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 628-1661
www.wendys.com
0.2 miles, 1 minute

KFC
611 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 443-0130
0.2 miles, 1 minute

Pizza Hut (delivers)
1076 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 895-1111
www.pizzahut.com
11 miles, 3 minutes

Club 185 (delivers)
185 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-3904
0.8 miles, 2 minutes

Subway
350 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 564-7827
1.3 miles, 5 minutes

Papa John’s (delivers)
860 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 443-7272
www.papajohns.com
0.8 miles, 3 minutes

McDonald’s
381 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 464-4626
0.9 miles, 3 minutes

First Watch
496 High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-7554
1.9 miles, 5 minutes

Donatos Pizza (delivers)
1000 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-6823
www.donatos.com
*order from hotline in Columbus Blue Jackets Family Resource Center – coupons available!
1.5 miles, 5 minutes


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Kroger Food and Pharmacy
2000 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 252-1064

Kroger
1001 E. Cherry St.
Columbus, OH
(937) 783-0240

Kroger Food and Pharmacy
150 W. Sycamore St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 340-7979

Kroger Food and Pharmacy
1441 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH
(614) 445-5727

Giant Eagle
280 E. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 443-6575

North Market
59 Spruce St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 463-9664


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Wal-Mart Stores

3657 East Main
Whitehall, OH 43213
(614) 239-7509
3.40 miles

3579 S. High St. (US 23)
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 409-0683
5.63 miles

1693 Stringtown Rd.
Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 539-8560
6.92 miles

3900 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 476-2070
7.36 miles

1221 Georgesville Rd.
Columbus (Wsw), OH 43228
(614) 275-9811
8.50 miles

Family Dollar Stores

1985 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205-1615
(about a mile or less away)
(614) 258-4547
Mon.-Sat.:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun.:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

1437 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43205-2913
(about a mile or less away)
(614) 372-1311
Mon.-Sat.:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun.:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

1351 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43206-3644
(about a mile or less away)
(614) 443-8050
Mon.-Sat.:  9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun.:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

570 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43215-5535
(about 2 miles away)
(614) 461-8224
Mon.-Sat.:  9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun.:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

1101 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201-2439
(about 3 miles away)
(614) 299-5868
Mon.-Sat.:  9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun.:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


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ATMs inside Nationwide Children’s Hospital:
    1. Located in Outpatient Care Center near Q’s Café
    2. Located in C Lobby next to the Chapel & Club House

Huntington National Bank
937 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 480-0062
1 mile, 3 minutes

Chase
1245 E. Long St.
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 248-2000
2.1 miles, 7 minutes

US Bank
550 E. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-8824
1.7 miles, 6 minutes

National City Bank
290 E. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 460-8500
1.2 miles, 4 minutes


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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Grant Morrow Medical Library and the Janet Orttung-Morrow Family Health Information Center

The Janet Orttung-Morrow MD Family Health Information Center is a consumer health library that is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.  It is currently located in the Medical Library on the second floor of the Education building.

The Family Health Information Center contains a multimedia collection of books, journals, pamphlets, videos/DVDs and databases designed to help parents and families find information about issues that affect their children:  medical, psychological, educational, and social.  It also contains a special collection designed just for children, as well as a collection of Spanish-language materials.

For more information, call the Library at (614) 722-3200.

Family Resource Center Library
The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center is located adjacent to the cafeteria behind the Chapel on the first floor of the C building.

Columbus Metropolitan Library
It's not just a place for books. The Columbus Metropolitan Library has in its system 21 locations, over 6,000 programs, and nearly 12 million items. All this from the #2 library in the country.
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-2275
1.2 miles, 4 minutes

Parsons Columbus Metropolitan Library
845 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 645-2275
0.7 miles, 2 minutes
www.columbuslibrary.org


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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy Services

Located on the 1st floor of the Outpatient Care Center
Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Drop off until 10:30 p.m.)
Sat., Sun., and major holidays*, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Drop off until 5:30 p.m.)
*Pharmacy is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
For questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact our billing specialist, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (614) 722-2161.  For evenings and weekends, call the pharmacy at (614) 722-2160.

Kroger Food and Pharmacy
2000 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 252-1064

Mediplex Pharmacies
1166 E. Main St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 251-7278

Clinic Pharmacy
1000 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 252-4348

East Main Street Pharmacy
1336 E. Main St. #2
Columbus, OH
(614) 252- 1998

Livingston Medical Pharmacy
1289 E. Livingston Ave. #3
Columbus, OH
(614) 253-6693

CVS Pharmacy
564 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH
(614) 464-2480

CVS Pharmacy
2532 E. Main St.
Bexley, OH
(614) 235 3024

CVS Pharmacy
1500 Lockbourne Rd.
Columbus, OH
(614) 449-9771


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*This list does not guarantee that the medicine your child needs will be carried by the above pharmacies or that they will accept your insurance plan.  Pharmacy hours may change; it is recommended that you call any pharmacy to verify 24-hour status before going.

CVS


2100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH
(614) 891-1410

7470 Sawmill Rd.
Columbus, OH
(614) 889-8662

4801 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 878-7565

4548 E. Main St.
Whitehall, OH
(614) 235-7076

620 South Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH
(614) 891-9771

60 North Stygler Rd.
Gahanna, OH
(614) 475-2014

6659 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH
(614) 866-2280

1100 Hill Rd.
Pickerington, OH
(614) 866-7076

Kroger    

7000 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 575-3741

55 W. Shrock Rd.
Westerville, OH
(614) 890-8869

5800 W. Broad St.
Galloway, OH
(614) 870-4354

Walgreens

2150 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH
(614) 523-1165

6320 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH
(614) 759-8048

5690 W. Broad St.
Galloway, OH
(614) 870-7816

4617 E. Main St.
Whitehall, OH
(614) 868-1224

2110 Stringtown Rd.
Grove City, OH
(614) 277-1325


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Family Resource Center

A laundry room is available 24 hours a day with washers and dryers for use at no cost; detergent is available for purchase.

Callanders
256 E. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 444-4500
0.8 miles SW

Mint Cleaner
519 S. Lazelle St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 846-0900
0.8 miles W

Swan Cleaners
524 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH
(614) 444-2363
0.9 miles S

Swan Cleaners:  High St.
255 S. High St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 224-1446
1.1 miles W

Swan Cleaners & Coin Laundries
255 S. High St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 228-1624
1.1 miles W

Dale Cleaners
500 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 469-7677
1.1 miles W

Swan Cleaners
88 E. Broad St. #A
Columbus, OH
(614) 221-7926
1.2 miles NW

Scioto Corporation
550 E. Spring St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 222-2455
1.2 miles N

Columbus Lace Cleaning Co.
49 Greenlawn Ave.
Columbus, OH
(614) 444-7847
1.3 miles SW

Caskey Cleaning Co.
47 W. Gates St.
Columbus, OH
(614) 443-7448
1.4 miles SW


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Mailboxes are located behind the Tower Lobby Information Desk and on 18th Street outside of the Outpatient Care Center.


US Post Office
1035 Mcallister Ave.
Columbus, OH
(614) 253-7350
0.5 miles NE

US Post Office
500 E. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH
(800) 275-8777
0.6 miles S


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