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Childhood Cancer Resources



Frequently Asked Questions:

Nationwide Children's Hospital Main Campus

Children’s Hospital Family Library

The Janet Orttung-Morrow, MD, Family Health Information Center is located within the Children’s Hospital Library on the second floor of the Education Building. This center is a multimedia library providing child-related health information to the public. The Family Health Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 12-5 p.m. If you need to contact the Family Health Information Center, please call (614) 722-3200.

Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center was designed by families and professionals to support patients and families during their time at Nationwide Children's Hospital, both inpatient and outpatient. It is located adjacent to the main hospital cafeteria and close to the gift shop and chapel, which allows families to quickly access all major public areas of the building.

The Family Resource Center is staffed Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. When it is not staffed, security can assist families with access to the Center.

If you need to contact the Family Resource Center, please call (614) 722-2252.

Website Links:

American Cancer Society: Children and Cancer
(800) 227-2345
Information about diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancers and related issues.

American Childhood Cancer Organization
(855) 858-2226
Provides information, advocacy, support and awareness for children and adolescents with cancer.

(800) 458-6223
Service of the Children’s Oncology Group and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, providing online information about specific diagnoses, treatments, and effects of treatment.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(800) 955-4572
Provides information, ongoing education programs, and printed materials for children diagnosed with blood cancers and their families.

National Brain Tumor Foundation
(800) 934-2873
Information for patients with brain tumors, their families, and caregivers.

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
(800) 422-6237
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of different kinds of cancer.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children With Disabilities
(800) 374-2806
Provides information, training, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities throughout Ohio.

Ohio Department of Education
(614) 995-1545
Information related to children with special needs can be located in the Operating Standards section of the website.

Disability Rights Ohio (formerly Ohio Legal Rights Services)
(800) 282-9181
Provides advocacy resources, publications, and links to guide parents through process of obtaining services for their children in the public school system.

Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation
(800) 315-2580
Information and resources for critically ill children and their families, including interactive programs for children and teens. On-line community for teens available also.

Teens Living with Cancer
(585) 563-6221
Designed specifically for teens to find cancer information and connect with other teens about issues important to them.

Wright's Law
Information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

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