Family AIDS Clinic and Educational Services Program (FACES)
The Family AIDS Clinic and Education Services (FACES) program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is central Ohio’s primary pediatric and family HIV clinic, serving more than 400 HIV-positive clients in at least 40 counties and providing comprehensive care to HIV-infected children, youth and families. We have provided supportive services for more than 300 affected family members. We are also focused on HIV prevention and are one of the few access points in central Ohio for HIV prevention services to youth, including pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP.
As families and communities continually experience the impact of HIV in the Greater Columbus area, FACES responds by providing quality medical and psychosocial care to our diverse patients and through community prevention outreach.
Our interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, RNs, social workers, a pharmacist and a dietitian, to name a few, truly allows us to maximize results for our patients and within the community.
We also partner with local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and various other community agencies to help meet the unique needs of our patients and to help reduce the spread of HIV in the local area.
The HIV Program at Nationwide Children's has participated in the care of HIV-infected patients since 1985. Over 350 HIV-infected children of HIV positive parents have been seen as patients in the Immune Deficiency Clinic.
Our program expanded its services in the fall of 1991 to include HIV-infected adult family members of children seen in the clinic, renaming the program to the Family AIDS Clinic and Educational Services (FACES).
FACES provides family-centered, community-based care to HIV-infected children, their families, and adults. In addition, the program promotes and implements educational activities around HIV prevention, including prevention of perinatal transmission and educating patients and family members about access to clinical trials.
FACES/Immune Deficiency Clinic
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Livingston Ambulatory Center
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 722-6060
Fax: (614) 722-6770
Please call for an appointment.
FACES FREE Walk-In HIV and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
The FACES Program has reinstated their FREE walk-in HIV and STI testing clinic, effective June 2021. Clinic testing is open to the public, with no appointment needed.
The number of youth ages 13-24 being infected with HIV in Ohio is on the rise, and the Family AIDS Clinic and Educational Services (FACES) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is supporting the health and wellness of all the children in our community. The FACES clinic provides free testing onsite at our outpatient clinic and at various locations throughout the community.
Who: Teens and adults throughout central Ohio
Where: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Livingston Ambulatory Center, FACES Clinic, Suite 2B
- Monday and Friday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 6 p.m.
- Note: Clinic will be closed on holidays
- Tests are confidential.
- Counselors are available.
For more information, call (614) 722-6060.
Meet Our Team
Our interdisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, child life specialists, dietitians and consumer advocates that maximize results for our patients and within the community.
Meet Our Leadership
Megan E. Brundrett, MD, is a physician in the departments of Primary Care Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children's Hospital and medical director for the Family AIDS Clinic and Education Services (FACES).