Psychiatry :: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Our comprehensive approach to care is provided by a multidisciplinary team – which may include a psychiatrist, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, clinical social worker, and clinical counselor – to determine the best treatment options for each child and adolescent.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital's Section of Pediatric Psychiatry offers child and adolescent psychiatrists, who specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and pharmacology related to treating mental disorders.

Services Available:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation
  • Community Behavioral Health
  • Parent Education
  • Outpatient Psychotherapy

Diagnoses or Conditions Treated:

  • Abdominal pain - Watch our video on Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP)
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior problems
  • Child physical and sexual abuse
  • Compliance issues associated with medical treatment
  • Coping with illness
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental retardation and developmental disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
  • Substance abuse, chemical dependence


Referral Information

If you think your child or family could benefit from Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please call (614) 355-8080 or request an appointment.

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Clinical Studies

Three studies are currently being conducted for Child Bipolar Disorder, Child ADHD and Child Mood Dysregulation. Read the criteria to see if you have a child who may be eligible to participate.

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Fast Facts

July 2014 - June 2015

Inpatient Discharges: 305
Observation and Outpt in a Bed Discharges: 3
Total Discharges: 308
Average Length of Stay*: 6.9
Average Daily Census*: 5.8
Patient Days*: 2,119
Inpatient Consults

Psychiatry Clinic Visits*: 0

Psychology Clinic Visits*: 6,069

Consults - for both services: 4,470

*Clinic visits represent Corp 010 activity only (do not reflect ALL psychiatry outpatient services)...for ALL outpatient psychiatry visits please contact Elaine Reardon

*Excludes observation and outpatient in a bed patients

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Psychiatry Physician Assistant Postgraduate Program

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician Assistant Postgraduate Program was established in 2015 in response to an increasing need for advanced psychiatric practitioners in Central Ohio and its surrounding communities.

During the 12-month program, trainees participate in didactics and supervised clinical experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Learn more about our program »

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000