Specialty Pharmacy

We provide the specialty medications your child needs.

Specialty Pharmacy Services

The Specialty Pharmacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital manages and provides specialty medications for pediatric patients.

Specialty medications are typically expensive and require special approval from your insurance. These medications are often self-injected or infused and require additional education and monitoring of side effects. Because of the complexity of specialty medications, they are not available through your local pharmacy.

Our pediatric-trained pharmacists work directly with your doctors and nurses to ensure your child has access to the medications they need. Our team also works with your insurance company to make sure you are paying the lowest price possible.

Our Specialty Pharmacy is fully accredited by URAC and ACHC.

Benefits of Working With Our Specialty Pharmacy

  • Pediatric-trained pharmacists who work directly with your child’s doctors and nurses
  • Dedicated staff who make sure you are paying the lowest price possible
  • Quick, on-site access to medication
  • Opportunity to fill your child’s non-specialty medications
  • Ability to communicate with our pharmacy via MyChart to ask questions or set up delivery
  • Free delivery to your home or pick up at the Blue Pharmacy or Orange Pharmacy

According to a spring 2020 patient satisfaction survey:


Specialty Clinic Partnerships

The Specialty Pharmacy fills prescriptions written by Nationwide Children’s providers.

Our pediatric-trained pharmacists work with your doctors and nurses in a variety of specialty clinics at Nationwide Children’s, including:

Don’t see your child’s specialty clinic listed above? We provide specialty medication management for many disease states. Contact us for additional information regarding your child's specific medication needs. 

Getting Started

If you are interested in using our Specialty Pharmacy services, please have your doctor send your prescription to Nationwide Children's Specialty Pharmacy. We will then reach out to you for next steps.

  • Our billing experts will make sure you are paying the lowest price possible for your specialty medication. They will also help enroll you in copay assistance and/or patient assistance programs if needed.
  • We accept many insurance plans. We will work with them to get approval for your specialty medication. If we are not contracted with your insurance plan, we will connect you with your insurance’s preferred specialty pharmacy.

If you have any questions about how to get started, please call (614) 722-2534. 

Prescription Refills and Medication Delivery


We will reach out to you each month to have your medication refilled. You can also request a refill by phone or MyChart.

Medication Delivery

You have the option of having medications shipped to your home for free, or you can pick up at the Blue Pharmacy or Orange Pharmacy during normal business hours.

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.

Get Rid of Drugs Safely!

Medications that are no longer needed should be disposed of quickly and safely

We offer drug disposal bins at our Orange, Blue and Yellow pharmacies so patients and families can safely get rid of 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 (Access information on how to dispose of sharp containers here)
  • 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 on-site.