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:
- Psychiatric Crisis Department
- 10 Bed Extended Observation Suite
- 16 Bed Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit
- Inpatient Psychiatric Units with 31 Staffed Beds
- Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
- Mood and Anxiety Program with Two Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
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
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.
The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support your patients.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year training program, open to physicians who will have completed a general psychiatric residency program. It is our mission to train child and adolescent psychiatrists to meet the needs of youth and families, in an environment that embraces diversity, inclusion and equality.
Treatment Insights and Provider Support
Ohio community-based primary care providers can receive provider-to-provider consultation with our psychiatrists through virtual appointments.
Conditions We Treat
- Adjustment Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Conduct Disorders
- Developmental Disorders
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Other Trauma Related Disorders
- Substance Abuse Disorders