Skilled Therapy Services

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare offers physical, occupational, and speech services to children of all ages in the Central Ohio area.

Homecare skilled therapy services are ideal for patients who do not have access to transportation, who are medically fragile, or for other extenuating circumstances are unable to attend therapy at an outpatient center.

How to Reach Us

Services are available with a referral from the patient’s physician. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer patient/referral questions.

Referral Process

Call (614) 355-1100 or 800-466-2727, Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to arrange a referral by providing the following information:

  • Type of insurance/payer
  • Patient name, address, date of birth, diagnosis
  • Physician ordering care
  • Patient care/equipment/infusion need

Occupational Therapy

Who Do We Serve?

We provide services to children of all ages.  Some of the diagnoses and problems we help with are:

  • Delayed development of mental, motor, and social skills

  • Nervous system problems

    • Cerebral palsy

    • Guillian-Barre syndrome

    • Brain and spinal cord injury

  • Babies born too early

  • Problems brought on by long-term conditions such as BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia)

  • Arthritis

  • Feeding problems

  • Problems with learning and coordination (handwriting, cutting with scissors,daily self-care)

  • Decreased strength, or limited movement in the shoulder, arm or hand

  • Conditions that involve the use of certain bones or muscles (including hand injuries)

  • Childhood cancer

Physical Therapy

Who Do We Serve?

We provide services to children of all ages.  Some of the diagnoses and problems we help with are:

  • Delayed development of mental, motor, and social skills

  • Nervous system problems

    • Cerebral palsy

    • Guillian-Barre syndrome

    • Brain and spinal cord injury

  • Babies born too early

  • Problems brought on by long-term illness

  • Limited movement or injuries to neck, arms, or legs

Speech Therapy

Who Do We Serve?

We provide services to children of all ages.  Some of the diagnoses and problems we help with are:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Autism
  • Cleft palate/craniofacial anomalies
  • Cochlear implant
  • Feeding, swallowing, and oral motor disorders
  • Fluency, articulation, hearing and language disorders
  • Paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction