Emergency Numbers for Central Ohio

If you or someone else's safety is at immediate risk of harm, call 9-1-1

Netcare Access: 614-276-2273

Netcare Access provides 24 hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention, stabilization and assessment for Franklin County, Ohio residents

Maryhaven Inc.: 614-445-8131

Maryhaven provides helps persons with drug and alcohol addiction/abuse

Parent Connection Hotline at Children's Hospital Center for Child Abuse Prevention (for parents under stress): 614-224-2273

Franklin County Children Services (24-hr Line): 614-229-7000

To report child abuse or neglect

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence (24-hr Line): 614-224-4663

Choices offers temporary shelter, counseling, advocacy and outreach

BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization): 614-294-7865

Offers support for gay, lesbian and transgendered people experiencing intimate partner abuse, sexual assault or stalking

FIRSTLINK (24-hr line): 211 or 614-221-2255

FIRSTLINK helps Central Ohio residents connect to critical community resources available in Franklin County, whatever the need may be

Other Hotlines

Community Resources

A list of resources offering free and low cost healthcare in the state of Ohio is available at: Ohio Association of Free Clinics.

The Columbus Public Health Department can provide services not offered by the Columbus Free Clinic, including immunizations, STD testing and counseling, TB testing, dental care, and prenatal care.

The Columbus Cancer Clinic can provide cancer screening and support for those affected by cancer.

For Medicare information, see the government's Medicare Rights Homepage.

Local Shelters

Local shelters are available at the following locations: