Pharmacy Services

Our pharmacists are your pediatric medication experts.

Pharmacy Services

Whether your child is staying at Nationwide Children’s Hospital overnight, receiving services at one of our outpatient clinics or living with a condition that requires specialty pharmacy services, our pharmacists are a partner in your child’s care.

The Department of Pharmacy 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.

Flu Shots Available at Outpatient Pharmacies for Adult Family Members

Nationwide Children's is now offering flu shots for adult family members of patients. No appointment is necessary at the Blue, Orange or Yellow Pharmacy. No cost with most insurance. Please contact (614) 722-2160 with questions.

Outpatient Pharmacy Locations

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Thank you for filling prescriptions with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy. Please open the link below that will direct you to a short feedback survey. This survey will take 1-2 minutes to complete. We value your feedback and are looking forward to hearing how we can better serve you in the future.

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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. – 4:30 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) 722-2160 
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) 722-2160 
Fax: (614) 355-7819

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

Specialty Pharmacy

Phone: (614) 722-2534
Fax: (614) 722-2710

The Specialty Pharmacy Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pharmacists are on call 24/7 for immediate patient needs.


Our Services

  • Inpatient Services: The Pharmacy Department provides 24-hour services to our patients during their hospital stay. Clinical pharmacists round daily with interdisciplinary teams for nearly all patients.
  • Outpatient Services: We prepare and dispense prescriptions for patients, hospital employees and medical staff at our Blue, Orange and Yellow pharmacy locations. We offer a variety of services, including influenza (flu) vaccines, non-sterile compounding and meds-to-beds services for discharging patients.
  • Specialty Pharmacy Services: Our Specialty Pharmacy collaborates with medical providers and insurance companies to provide care for patients with complex medical needs.

Access Specialty Pharmacy Resources

Our Mission

The Pharmacy Department at Nationwide Children’s provides pharmacy services to achieve best medication-related outcomes for all of our patients.   The Pharmacy Department is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all children and their families regardless of ability to pay. 

The Pharmacy Department CARES for the patients and families that we serve:

  • Care - caring for the patient by providing safe and effective medication therapy to achieve best outcomes.
  • Advocacy - advocating for access to medications and pharmacists for patients and families.
  • Research - researching pharmacy practice and medication use to optimize patient outcomes and provide cost effective care.
  • Education - educating our patients, families, health care professionals, students, and the community about safe and effective medication use.
  • Service - serving our patients and coworkers by ensuring the highest quality and safest patient care through utilization of Zero Hero tools.

Meet Our Leadership

Matthew Sapko
Matt Sapko, PharmD, MS
Chief Pharmacy Officer
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Jessica Fischer, PharmD, MS
Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services
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Ashley Duty, PharmD, MS, BCSCP
Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations
Jenna Merandi
Jenna Merandi, PharmD, MS, CPPS
Medication Safety Officer

Accepted Insurance Plans

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

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCMH
  • Buckeye Community
  • Caresource
  • Catalyst
  • Cigna
  • CVS Caremark
  • EnvisionRx / Elixir
  • Express Scripts
  • Magellan
  • Medco
  • MedImpact
  • Molina
  • Ohio Medicaid / Gainwell
  • Optum RX
  • Pharmacy Data Management
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • Rx America
  • WellDyne
  • West Virginia Medicaid

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.              

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


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Residency Programs

Pharmacy Residencies

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