Emergency and Crisis
Fire, Police, or Medical Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Dial 911 and an emergency operator will connect you to the proper authorities.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Dial 9-8-8
Crisis Text Line Texting “START” to 741-741
Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line:
*For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, mental health and substance abuse crisis services are available for Franklin County, Ohio residents aged 17 and under 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Mobile Response Stabilization
Telephone: 1-888-418-MRSS (6777)
MRSS is delivered to any young person under the age of 21, who is experiencing escalating emotional symptoms, behaviors, or traumatic circumstances that have impacted their ability to function within their family, living situation, school, or community. MRSS is available to all youth and families (birth, kinship, foster, guardianship, and adoptive) in Ohio. Families need not be involved with a specific service or system to access MRSS.
Psychiatric Crisis Department at Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion
*Go to the Psychiatric Crisis Department when your child has an urgent behavioral or mental health concern that needs immediately addressed and your child has no medical concerns.
Address: 444 Butterfly Gardens Drive
Columbus, OH 43215
The Emily Program (Eating Disorders)
The Emily Program offers outpatient and day treatment for adults and students afflicted with eating disorders. Services include:
Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Day Programs (PHP/IDP)
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
Nutritional evaluation and counseling
Family and couples therapy
Directions for Youth and Families:
*Community and school-based counseling services.
*Take both commercial and Medicaid insurance
*Financial assistance available for eligible families
*New clients contact [email protected]
Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Outpatient:
Grove City Psychological Services:
Email: [email protected]
National Youth Advocate Program:
The Buckeye Ranch:
*Referrals can be made in person at our Admissions and Engagement Columbus locations, Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm or via telephone at (614) 384-7798. Referrals can also be faxed to (614) 384-7703. Medicaid insurance only.
We are here to help you! Call if you have any questions or email us at: [email protected].
Two locations accept walk-in assessments Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm. Locations include:
East Broad West Broad (Hilltop)
697 E. Broad Street 2865 W. Broad Street
Columbus, 43215 Columbus, 43204
Ohio Health Grief Services:
*Grief support groups for all ages, one-on-one counseling, support for caregivers and children
Telephone: 614 - 566-5377
Psychology Today Counselor Directory:
*help find local counselors/therapists/programs. Can filter by age group (youth), insurance, accepting new clients, treatment need, counseling modality, etc.