Pharmacy Services

Our pharmacists are your pediatric medication experts.

Pharmacy Services

The Orange Pharmacy, Blue Pharmacy and Yellow Pharmacy prepare and dispense prescriptions for patients, hospital employees and medical staff.

Specialized dispensing services include compounding medications for pediatric use, reviewing patients’ medication profiles and providing medication counseling for all patients with the use of easy-to-understand pictograms as part of the new Pediatric Health Literacy Program.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pharmacy staff is committed to all customers, ensuring the right child receives the right medication in the right dose by the right route at the right time.

Outpatient Pharmacy Locations

Orange Pharmacy

(Located on the Orange Path near Clementine's Cafe) 
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-2160 
Fax: (614) 722-2157

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
No weekends or holidays

Blue Pharmacy

(Located on the Blue Path near the Hospital Welcome Desk) 
630 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-9199 
Fax: (614) 722-9256


Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – midnight 
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Holidays – 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Yellow Pharmacy

(Located at the Livingston Ambulatory Center on the Yellow Path)
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 355-7160

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
No weekends or holidays
Fax: (614) 355-7189


Accepted Insurance Plans

Nationwide Children's Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy honors the following pharmacy benefit insurance plans:

  • Advance PCS/PCS
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Partnership
  • BCMH
  • Buckeye Community
  • Caremark
  • Caresource
  • Catalyst
  • Cigna
  • Express Scripts
  • Medco
  • MedImpact
  • MemberHealth
  • Molina
  • Ohio Medicaid
  • Ohio's Best Rx
  • Pharmacy Data Management
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • ProCare/Agelity
  • Rx America
  • Unison
  • Us Script
  • Walgreen's Health

Often there are plans by other names that are processed by the above companies; if you do not see the insurance plan listed that you are looking for, please have the prescription card handy and call either pharmacy at the numbers listed above or stop by either pharmacy.              

Meet Our Leadership

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Chet Kaczor, PharmD, MBA

Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services

Jessica Fischer, PharmD, MS, BCOP

Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services

Matt Sapko, PharmD, MS

Director, Pharmacy Support Services

Jim Jones, RPh, MHA

Specialty Pharmacy Services 

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Resources For Professionals

24-Hour Pharmacies in Central Ohio

CVS 24-Hour Pharmacies

  • 4548 East Main Street; Whitehall, OH  43213; (614)-235-7076
  •  4801 West Broad Street; Columbus, OH  43228; (614)-878-7565
  • 620 South Cleveland Avenue; Westerville, OH 43081; (614)-891-9771
  • 7470 Sawmill Road; Dublin, OH 43235; (614)-889-8662
  • 1100 Hill Road; PIckerington, OH 43147; (614)-866-7076
  • 111 South Memorial Drive; Lancaster, OH 43130; (740)-653-2631
  • 1370 West Main Street; Newark, OH 43055; (740)-344-6977

Walgreens 24-Hour Pharmacies

  • 2150 East Dublin Granville Road; COLUMBUS, OH 43229; (614)-523-1165
  • 859 East Main Street; Lancaster, OH 43130; (740)-654-2592
  • 850 North Bridge Street, Chillicothe; 740-779-2905
Three pharmacy residents having a discussion

Pharmacy Residencies

The Department of Pharmacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital trains highly-skilled pharmacists through four pharmacy residency programs.

Pharmacy Resident

Compounding Formulas

Compounding formulas are provided for information purposes only and may not be routinely used at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Get Rid of Drugs Safely!

We offer drug disposal bins at our Orange, Blue and Yellow pharmacy locations so patients and families can safely dispose leftover medications.

Before you bring medications to one of our disposal bins, please:  

  • Read the list below to be sure your medicine is okay to throw away.
  • Take the label off your medicine. (Shred-it bins are at the Welcome Desk at each entrance.)
  • Make sure the container is closed tightly.

These disposal bins are not meant to be used for the following:

  • Needles and other sharp things
  • Thermometers with Mercury
  • Medicines with Iodine in them
  • Cancer medicines or drugs with a “cytotoxic” sticker (antineoplastic agents)
  • Radioactive medicines (radiopharmaceuticals)
  • Inhalers or other compressed air containers
  • Illegal drugs


Ask a Pharmacy staff member.