Nationwide Children’s Hospital Old Village Primary Care Center, located at 50 Old Village Rd., is moving to a new location – 2857 West Broad St. Slated to open its doors June 9, 2008, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hilltop Primary Care Center will be more than double the size of the Old Village center, with 12 exam rooms and additional space for educational purposes including asthma and nutrition rooms. The Old Village center will serve patients until June 4, 2008.
“This move represents Nationwide Children’s commitment to better serve our neighborhoods,” Olivia Thomas, MD, chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s, and a faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, said. “The Hilltop Primary Care Center will serve an even larger population of families including the Hilltop, Franklinton and other Westside areas.”
The Hilltop center, like all Nationwide Children’s Primary Care Centers, will allow patients access to a system of care that includes emergency services, inpatient care, ancillary services including lab work and radiology, and direct referral to sub-specialists within the hospital. In addition to this full spectrum of care, the centers offer interpreters and social workers to patient families. Each Primary Care Center is conveniently located on a COTA bus route.
“Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been a refuge for families for many years,” Chuck Patterson, chairman of the Greater Hilltop Area Commission, said. “It is a true pleasure to witness the hospital’s continued outreach to families throughout central Ohio. As the Greater Hilltop community continues to evolve, it is also a great pleasure to be able to include Nationwide Children’s among those that not only understand the potential of this community, but also pursue the opportunity to serve the neighbors that call Hilltop USA their home. I welcome the hospital to the community and look forward to a valuable and prosperous partnership for many years to come.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Nationwide Children’s Hospital to the Hilltop,” Gary Baker, president of Friends of the Hilltop and Columbus City Schools board member, said. “The high level of care the hospital is known for will be an important addition to this part of the Hilltop and West Broad Street, helping us to bring about the Hilltop Renaissance.”
Nationwide Children’s Primary Care Centers have community-based physician services for children, birth through age 21, in nine Columbus locations to help parents keep their children healthy with regular physical exams, vision, hearing, general developmental checks and immunizations against childhood diseases. The best health care for children begins with a qualified physician, and all physicians at Nationwide Children’s are certified pediatricians.
To schedule an appointment at any Nationwide Children’s Primary Care Center, call (614) 722-6200. Appointments can be made the same day or within a few days of the call.