Spina Bifida Program

The Spina Bifida Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital provides comprehensive, long-term treatment services to individuals with spinal abnormalities.

Our Clinic

Myelomeningocele Clinic
Outpatient Care Center, 1C
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 722-5725
Fax: (614) 938-8555
Clinic Hours: Fridays, 8 am - Noon

Comprehensive Team Approach

Children with spinal abnormalities will be referred to our Myelomeningocele Clinic to be seen by a variety of specialties which may include:

Referrals to other specialists are made as needed. Families will be linked with BCMH and Clinic Nurse Coordinators to help guide them through their journey.

In the News 

Thanks to the care provided by the spina bifida clinic at Nationwide Children's, patients are living longer, fuller lives. The Columbus Dispatch follows the clinic's oldest patient, 46-year-old Tammy Williams.

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Conditions We Treat

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Blake's Journey

Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life. Join Blake and his family for a rare, inside look at the team approach to care at Nationwide Children’s for babies with complex health conditions. Be there for Blake’s birth, transport to Nationwide Children’s, first surgery, discharge home and finally… find out how he’s doing today.