What's Nearby (Guide to Columbus)

Columbus City Skyline from Nationwide Children's Hospital

As the 14th largest city in the U.S. and Ohio's state capital, the city offers plenty of opportunities and adventure for everyone from all stages and all walks of life.

These resources will help make the most of your stay. 

You can take the bus, hop in a cab or rent a car to get where you need to go in and around Columbus.

Public Transit

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio.

Visit the COTA website to view bus schedules, fare prices and other helpful information.

Taxi Cab and Ride Sharing Services

Columbus offers a wide variety of taxi and ride sharing services, including:

Car Rental

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Visit the airport website to learn more. 

Several grocery stores are near Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Kroger Food and Pharmacy
2000 E. Main St. 

Kroger Food and Pharmacy
150 W. Sycamore St.

Kroger Food and Pharmacy
1441 Parsons Ave.

Giant Eagle
280 E. Whittier St.

Specialty Grocery

North Market
59 Spruce St.

The Hills Market Downtown
95 N Grant Ave.

Click here to view places to eat near Nationwide Children's. 

Looking to dine away from Main Campus at a restaurant that fits your dietary needs and budget? These sites can help. 

Several retail chain stores are located within 10 miles of Nationwide Children's Hospital, including:

Please view individual retailers' websites for exact locations and store hours. 

Columbus is home to several large shopping centers, including:

There are several banking options near Nationwide Children's Hospital. 


ATMs at Nationwide Children's are located:

  • Outpatient Care Center near Clementine's Cafe
  • C Lobby next to the Chapel & Club House

Nearby Bank Branches

Several banks offer branches within three miles of Nationwide Children's, including:

  • Chase 
  • Huntington National Bank
  • US Bank
  • National City Bank

Pharmacies are within and nearby Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Outpatient Pharmacy Services

Visit the Outpatient Pharmacy Services page for locations and hours. 


Several pharmacies are available nearby:

This list does not guarantee that the medicine your child needs will be carried by the above pharmacies or that they will accept your insurance plan. Pharmacy hours may change. 

Libraries are within and nearby Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Grant Morrow Medical Library and the Janet Orttung-Morrow Family Health Information Center

The Janet Orttung-Morrow MD Family Health Information Center is a consumer health library that is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. It is currently located in the Medical Library on the second floor of the Education building.

The Family Health Information Center contains a multimedia collection of books, journals, pamphlets, videos/DVDs and databases designed to help parents and families find information about issues that affect their children: medical, psychological, educational, and social. It also contains a special collection designed just for children, as well as a collection of Spanish-language materials.

For more information, call the Library at (614) 722-3200.

Family Resource Center Library

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Family Resource Center is located adjacent to the cafeteria behind the Chapel on the first floor of the C building.

Columbus Metropolitan Library

It's not just a place for books. The Columbus Metropolitan Library has 21 locations, over 6,000 programs and nearly 12 million items in its system. All this from the No. 2 library in the country.

There are dry cleaners and laundry services within and nearby Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Family Resource Center

A laundry room is available 24 hours a day with washers and dryers for use at no cost; detergent is available for purchase.

Dry Cleaning

Nearby dry cleaners and laundry services include:

  • Callanders256 E. Whittier St.
  • Caskey's Dry Cleaners - 47 W Gates St.
  • Mint Cleaner 519 S. Lazelle St.
  • Swan Cleaners255 S. High St.

There are post offices and mail boxes within and nearby Nationwide Children's Hospital.


At the hospital, mailboxes are located:

  • Behind the Tower Lobby Information Desk
  • On 18th Street outside of the Outpatient Care Center

US Post Office Locations

  • Post Office - 327 N. 20th St.
  • Post Office - 500 E. Whittier St.