Psychiatry is the largest and clinically most diverse section of Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

This integrated program of care for pediatric mental disorders was created via collaboration between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU).

Services We Offer

Through multiple levels of care and programs, we provide psychiatric evaluation and management of mental health conditions through medication, treatment, psychoeducation and psychotherapy.

We offer a variety of services and programs at the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion, including:

Additional Psychiatry services include:

  • Psychiatric services provided through the Nationwide Children's Eating Disorders Program 
  • General outpatient psychiatry services at Westerville Close To Home locations (185 and 275 W. Schrock Rd.)
  • Outpatient psychiatric services provided through the THRIVE Gender Program 
  • Consultation-Liaison services for youth hospitalized on Nationwide Children's medical units and outpatient psychiatry services for children with complex medical conditions
  • Consultation and provider support programs to offer guidance to primary care and pediatric providers who are caring for youth with mental disorders in the office setting
  • Educational experiences for medical students and trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work
  • Collaborative research with investigators from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute and Center for Suicide Prevention and Research

 Meet Our Psychiatry Team

Our comprehensive approach to care is provided by a multidisciplinary team – which may include a psychiatrist, advanced practice provider, psychiatric nurses, psychologist, clinical social worker or counselor, and clinical therapies team members – to determine the best treatment options for each child and adolescent.

We offer child and adolescent psychiatrists, who specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis and pharmacology related to treating mental disorders.

Franklin County Psychiatric Crisis Line

For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, mental health and substance abuse crisis services for Franklin County, Ohio, residents are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Youth and adolescents 17 and under should call (614) 722-1800.
  • Ages 18 and older should call (614) 276-CARE (2273).
  • For people living outside Franklin County, please call your county’s psychiatric crisis line number.

Youth and families already linked with a behavioral health professional should contact them first or crisis line provided by your health care professional.

Providers and Families:  It is recommended you call the crisis line before coming to Nationwide Children’s Emergency Department if possible. The Franklin County Psychiatric Crisis Line is staffed by licensed providers who can help you develop a plan of action and identify needed resources.

If you are in an emergency, life-threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an Emergency Department.

Resources For Providers

For Providers

Whether you are a member of Nationwide Children’s Hospital staff or one of the 3,000+ physicians who refer to us, we value your commitment to kids. Access resources for you. 

Behavioral Health Primary Care

Behavioral Health ECHO supports primary care providers in the assessment and management of behavioral health concerns for their patients.

Webinar Series

The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support your patients.

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

This fellowship is open to physicians who have completed three years of a general psychiatry residency program with a mission to meet the needs of youth and families in an environment that embraces diversity, inclusion and equality.

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Treatment Insights and Provider Support

Ohio community-based primary care providers can receive provider-to-provider consultation with our psychiatrists through virtual appointments.

Our Locations

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion

Livingston Ambulatory Center

Livingston Ambulatory Center

Westerville Close To Home Center at 185 W. Schrock Rd.

Westerville at 185 W. Schrock Rd.

Westerville Close To Home Center at 275 W Schrock

Westerville at 275 W. Schrock Rd.

Conditions We Treat

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