HIV Program :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

HIV Program

The Family AIDS Clinic and Education Services (FACES) program of Nationwide Children's Hospital is central Ohio’s primary HIV clinic serving more than 400 HIV-positive clients in at least forty counties, providing comprehensive care to HIV-infected children, youth and families. We have also provided supportive services for more than 300 affected family members.

As families and communities continually experience the impact of HIV in the Greater Columbus area, FACES responds by FACES Logoproviding quality medical and psychosocial care to our diverse patients and through community prevention outreach. Our interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, RNs, social workers, a pharmacist, a child life specialist, dietician, and a consumer advocate, to name a few, truly allows us to maximize results for our patients and within the community. We also partner with local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and various other community agencies to help meet the unique needs of our patients and to help reduce the spread of HIV in the local area.

Our History:

The HIV Program at Nationwide Children's has participated in the care of HIV-infected patients since 1985. Over 350 HIV-infected children of HIV positive parents have been seen as patients in the Immune Deficiency Clinic.

Our program expanded its services in the fall of 1991 to include HIV-infected adult family members of children seen in the clinic, renaming the program to the Family AIDS Clinic and Educational Services (FACES).

As the only Ryan White Part D Program in the state of central Ohio, FACES provides family-centered, community-based care to HIV-infected children, and their families, and adults. In addition, the program promotes and implements educational activities around HIV prevention, including prevention of perinatal transmission and educating patients and family members about access to clinical trials.


Our Clinics

FACES/Immune Deficiency Clinic
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Outpatient Care Center, 3rd Floor
555 South 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-6060
Fax: (614) 722-6770

Clinic Schedule

Day Time Clients Seen
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pediatrics and Adults
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. New Patients and non-physician clinic appointments
Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pediatrics and Adults

FACES Clinic will not have walk in HIV Testing from December 24- January 4th in order to accommodate holiday schedules.  

Free Testing:

Day Time
Monday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Neighborhood House Outreach Clinic
1000 Atcheson Rd.
Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 252-5315
HIVoutreach@nationwidechildrens.org

Outreach clinic hours:

Day Time
Tuesday 8 a.m. - Noon
Thursday 8 a.m. - Noon

FACES Free HIV Outreach Testing/Free Testing Clinic

What's your status?

Update your status in 20 minutes or less with a painless oral test.

The number of youth ages 13-24 being infected with HIV in Ohio is on the rise, and the Family AIDS Clinic and Educational Services (FACES) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is supporting of the health and wellness of all the children in our community, the FACES clinic is providing free testing onsite at our outpatient clinic and at various locations throughout the community.

Who: Teens 13-24 years of age; adults are also welcome.

When: Daily

Where: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 3rd Floor, OCC Building

Additional facts:

  • Tests are confidential. (Walk-in testing) (no appointment is necessary).
  • Counselors are available.

For more information call 614.722.6060.

contact info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4460


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