For Providers

Whether you are a member of Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff or one of the 3,000+ physicians who refer to us, we value your commitment to kids and Nationwide Children’s. 

Resources for Providers

Protective Factors and Youth Suicide

Behavioral Health Blog Posts

Read blog posts written by our Big Lots Behavioral Health Services experts.

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Community Resource Directory

The Community Behavioral Health Resource Directory helps connect providers with behavioral and mental health resources. The directory helps you locate nearby providers with services that address your patients’ needs.

Project ECHO

Project ECHO

ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative medical education and care management model that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people: right where they live.

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Treatment Insights and Provider Support

Ohio community-based primary care providers can receive provider-to-provider consultation with our psychiatrists through virtual appointments.

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Behavioral Health Integration Program

The Behavioral Health Integration Program supports community primary care practices who want to integrate behavioral health clinicians within their practice.

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Learning Library

The Behavioral Health Learning Library (BHLL) is a collection of interactive, on-demand courses for professionals.

Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership

The Ohio Preschool Expulsion Prevention Partnership's goal is to reduce preschool expulsions by providing on-site consultation to licensed early learning programs.

Webinar Series

The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support your patients.

Educational and Clinical Resources

Access educational behavioral health resources for your patients and clinical tools for your practice.

Training Programs

We offer a variety of training programs for behavioral and mental health professionals. Learn more about our training opportunities.

Prescribing Guidelines for ADHD

This tool is designed to help primary care practitioners and behavioral health providers provide timely and effective treatment for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Prescribing Guidelines for Anxiety Disorders and Depression

This tool is designed to help primary care practitioners provide timely and effective treatment for children with mental health disorders.

Unified Preferred Drug List

Partners For Kids has condensed Ohio Department of Medicaid’s UPDL into commonly prescribed drug classes for pediatric primary care and behavioral health providers.

Research Resources

Center for Suicide Prevention and Research

The Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR) at Nationwide Children's Hospital was created to address the growing problem of suicide among youth in central Ohio.

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Clinical Research

Research needs to include children to ensure they have the best available treatment, now and in the future.

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Behavioral Health Research Video

Learn more about Behavioral Health Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Referral Resources

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Refer a Patient

Referral resources at your fingertips. Because when your patient needs a pediatric specialist, everything matters.

Physician Connect App

Physician Connect

Physician Connect helps medical professionals provide great pediatric care for their patients by providing expert pediatric content direct from Nationwide Children's.

PediaCast CME Podcasts


PediaCast CME 026: Toxic Stress & Resiliency

This week we shed light on toxic stress and resiliency. Discover how adverse events of childhood impact development, learning and adult health. We explore causes and effects of toxic stress and consider best practices for identification, treatment and prevention. We also discuss the promotion of resilience within medical homes, schools and communities.


PediaCast CME 007: Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Schizophrenia

Dr. David Axelson joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio for part two of our series on the diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting. This week’s topics include childhood depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety), psychosis and schizophrenia.


PediaCast CME 006: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant, Aggression

Dr Kristina Jiner joins Dr Mike in the PediaCast Studio to talk about successful integration of mental health services in primary care pediatrics. We also cover the latest treatment guidelines for ADHD and the diagnosis and management of oppositional defiant disorder and aggression.


PediaCast CME 030: Childhood Physical Abuse

This week we consider childhood physical abuse. We’ll explore the scope of the problem (as many as 95% of cases go unreported!), risk factors for families, “red flags” in the history and physical exam, medical work-up when abuse is suspected, effective reporting to child protection agencies and supporting kids and families through the process.


PediaCast CME 039: Behavioral Health Services in the Medical Home

Dr Ujjwal Ramtekkar visits the studio as we consider providing behavioral health services in the medical home. We discuss the office-based management of anxiety, depression, self injury and suicidal ideation… and we explore referral and tele-medicine options available for families in need of additional expertise.