Testing, treatment and care for children and families are closer to you than ever. Our Close To Home℠ Centers bring a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for newborns, children, and young adults to your neighborhood. Please note, community-based physician services for children (ages birth to 21) that provide physical exams, vision, hearing and general development checks, and immunizations against childhood diseases are available at our Primary Care Centers.
Testing, treatment and care for children and families are closer to you than ever. Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s presence in Richland County, including two Close To Home Centers, and medical offices and the pediatric hospitalist program at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, bring a full range of
Testing, treatment and care for children and families are closer to you than ever. Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s strong presence in Westerville, including three Close To Home® Centers, a Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, a Surgery Center and a Child Development and Autism
Close To Home Center Services May Include
Behavioral Health Services offer a comprehensive approach to support the behavioral, psychiatric and psychological needs of children, adolescents and their families.
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Child Development Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care focusing on evidence based treatment, education, research and advocacy for children with the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Electrocardiogram Testing (EKG)
EKGs, recordings of electrical impulses produced by the heart, are read by Nationwide Children's pediatric cardiologists.
Electroencephalogram Testing (EEG)
EEG is used to diagnose injury and disease involving the brain.
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) provides comprehensive patient care for a broad range of gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems.
Staff specially trained in pediatrics conduct a full range of laboratory services at all Laboratory Service Center locations. Specimens are analyzed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital to maintain high quality diagnostic care. Find a Laboratory Service Center location.
The Neurology Section provides subspecialty evaluations and care for children through age 21 who have neurological disorders affecting the central nervous system, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
Counseling and treatment are provided by registered dietitians for a range of medical nutrition concerns.
Occupational and physical therapists treat patients using activities similar to everyday functions in a child's life.
Pediatric Surgery Clinic
The Department of Pediatric Surgery provides comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions.
Certified radiographers provide a full range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Speech Pathology provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic treatment for speech, language and voice disorders.
The Sports Medicine program coordinates the services of various medical specialties - including radiology, cardiology, pulmonary, rheumatology, neuropsychology, nutrition, physical therapy and education - to help prevent and treat youth and adolescent sports injuries.
Close To Home Centers with urgent care are staffed by specially trained pediatric physicians and nurses from Nationwide Children’s. We’re here to provide urgent medical care for children when their pediatrician or family doctor’s office is closed or unavailable. Whenever your child is ill or injured, you should always call your child’s pediatrician or family doctor first.
Urology provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children of all ages and teens with diseases of the genitourinary tract including consultations for urinary tract abnormalities detected in utero.