Ontario Close To HomeSM Center Now Open for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Developmental Therapy Patients

March 26, 2018

Beginning today, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will provide developmental occupational therapy, developmental physical therapy and speech pathology at the new Ontario Close To HomeSM Center in Richland County, located at 2003 West Fourth Street, Suite 205.

“Richland County is not new to Nationwide Children’s, as we have an existing Close To HomeSM Center in Mansfield,” said Patty McClimon, senior vice president of planning and facilities at Nationwide Children’s. “These services, however, are new for us in this area, and we are happy to provide pediatric expertise to families within their own community.”

In addition, Nationwide Children’s and Lexington Local Schools have partnered to support the health and well-being of children in the Lexington school district by providing occupational and speech therapy services to students.

“Our specialists are committed to supporting the health care needs of children and their families in this community,” said James Marrie, director of clinical therapies at Nationwide Children’s. “We are thrilled to be able to bring these therapies closer to home for our patients who have been traveling to Columbus to access our services.”

Nationwide Children’s care model focuses on the importance of a medical home for all children, and parents are always advised to first consult with their child’s physician regarding their care. The model is designed to deliver care in partnership with a patient’s primary care physician, which includes consistent, timely reporting to physicians regarding care provided to their patients. 

More information about the new Ontario Close To HomeSM Center is available at www.NationwideChildrens.org/Ontario-Close-To-Home-Center.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.