Primary Care Centers :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Primary Care Centers

Pediatric expertise your child needs.

Every detail. Every decision. Every aspect of the care we provide for every child. From the child who comes to us needing a vision exam to the child who has a concerning cough. Everything matters to us. Because when it’s your child, everything matters to you. It’s the pediatric expertise every child needs.

Nationwide Children's Hospital offers community-based physician services for children (ages birth to 21) to help you keep your child healthy with regular physical exams, vision, hearing and general development checks, and immunizations against childhood diseases. The best health care for children begins with a qualified pediatrician. And when your child is sick, it's comforting to get help from a pediatrician you already know and trust.

Hours, information and maps for each Primary Care Center:

To schedule an appointment, call (614) 722-6200

No child will be denied care due to inability to pay for services. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid. For all other patients, Nationwide Children’s has financial assistance programs for those who qualify.

For more information, contact Financial Services at (614) 722-2070 or access Financial Services.

Same Day Clinic at Downtown Primary Care Center

Available ONLY for Primary Care Center patients, the Same Day Sick Clinic allows patients who are sick to walk-in for an appointment at the Downtown Primary Care Center at the Livingston Ambulatory Center, 380 Butterfly Gardens Drive. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and on the severity of the illness.

Available Monday through Friday
Morning clinic: (You must arrive by 10 a.m.)
Monday through Friday: 7:45 to 10 a.m.

Afternoon clinic: (You must arrive by 3 p.m.)
Monday through Friday: 12:45 to 3 p.m.

The Call a Nurse Line at (614) 722-5751 is also available 24/7 for help with your sick child.

Primary Care Network Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Logo

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Primary Care Network has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced. Nationwide Children’s achieved Level 3 standards, the highest level of achievement issued by the NCQA.

Nationwide Children’s is one of the largest hospital-owned primary care networks in any children’s hospital. Nationwide Children’s is focused on quality patient care and are following best practice standards within a national model of care.

Click here to read the news release.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a state-of-the-art pediatric clinic on wheels. Designed from the ground up to meet the specific well-care and treatment needs of children, it is staffed by pediatric doctors and nurses from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Providing services at little or no cost to the patient, the Care Mobile virtually eliminates financial and geographic barriers to health care access. All insurances including Medicaid are accepted. It also reduces the strain placed on local ERs by families using them for non-emergency care.

Reach Out and Read

Interested in the Reach Out and Read® Volunteer Program?

Call a Nurse for Current Patients Only

24 hours a day
7 days a week
(614) 722-5751 - Patients Only

ONLY offered for Primary Care Center patients, this service offers patient families quick and easy access to a highly-trained pediatric Registered Nurse (RN) who can provide expert advice and get the child the care he or she needs.

Learn more about the Call a Nurse Service »

CAP4Kids: The Children's Advocacy Project of Columbus

CAP4Kids is a free online resource connecting youth and families with resources in the community. The website is updated regularly to provide you with the most accurate information about community agencies.

Visit the CAP4Kids website »

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