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State-level public health programs that protect and improve the health of the population through comprehensive efforts at the community level to prevent, control and eradicate disease and disabilities; eliminate environmental health hazards; promote sanitary living conditions; and recognize, prevent and control conditions in the workplace that constitute health hazards or place workers at risk for accidents. (AIRS Public Health JP)

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Statewide Provider
246 North High Street
P.O. Box 1603
Columbus, OH 43216-1603
Phone: 614-466-1700
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Ohio Department of Health
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Address:
246 North High Street
P.O. Box 1603
Columbus, OH 43216-1603
Phone: 614-466-1700
Fax: 614-728-3616
Email: BCMH@odh.ohio.gov
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: Translative Services Available.
Eligibility:

Eligibility:

    • Permanent residents of Ohio
    • Age 0-21 for the Diagnostic Program, 0-23 for the Treatment Program
    • Under the care of CMH-approved doctor (M.D or D.O.) and who have or may have a chronic medical condition

Financial eligibility is required for the Treatment Program only.

To find CMH medical providers by location and specialty, browse our new interactive Children with Medical Handicaps Provider Directory.

Services Provided:

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (CMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). CMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.

Services Provided:

  • Funding services for the diagnosis and treatment of medically eligible conditions.
  • Collaborating with public health nurses and local health departments to assist in increasing access to care.
  • Supporting service coordination for children with selected diagnoses.
  • Assisting families to access and utilize appropriate sources of payment for services for their child.

Although CMH covers a wide range of services, it is important to know CMH does not cover all the services a child with special health care needs may require, nor are all services available for every diagnosis. Services must be related to the child’s CMH-eligible condition.

Source: ODOH Bureau of Child and Family Health
Last Updated: 10/26/2022
Statewide Provider
246 North High Street
6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-5332
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Ohio Department of Health
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Address:
246 North High Street
6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-5332
Fax: 614-728-6793
Email: sos@odh.ohio.gov
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: Translative Services Available.
Eligibility:

The purpose of the Save Our Sight Program is to ensure that children in Ohio have good vision and healthy eyes. Eligibility is based on the various programs Save Our Sight includes.

Source: ODOH Bureau of Child and Family Health
Last Updated: 10/26/2022
Statewide Provider
246 N. High Street
6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 800-755-4769
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Ohio Department of Health
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Address:
246 N. High Street
6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 800-755-4769
Fax: 855-418-3322
Email: HMGreferrals@helpmegrow.org
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: Translative Services Available
Eligibility:

Making a referral to Help Me Grow is the first and easy step for parents who have questions or concerns about their infant or child. One referral to Help Me Grow opens the door to many programs that support families including:

    • Early Intervention
    • Home Visiting
    • Moms and Babies First

If you are not the child’s parent, you may still make a referral. Help Me Grow will first contact the child’s parent before proceeding. A referral form can be completed here

Services Provided:

Help Me Grow is Ohio’s evidenced-based parent support program that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children. Help Me Grow System includes:

  • Central Intake
  • Help Me Grow Home Visiting
  • Help me Grow Early Intervention

Help Me Grow Home Visiting is a voluntary family support program for pregnant women or new parents. 

When a parent schedules a home visit with Help Me Grow Home Visiting, they will have the opportunity to share to share their thoughts about parenting, ask questions, and receive reliable information based on their individual family needs or topics of interest. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Healthy Pregnancies
  • Baby and Child Health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition
  • Immunizations
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Discipline
  • Toilet Training
  • Child Safety
  • Household Safety
  • Local Resources

Source: ODOH Bureau of Child and Family Health
Last Updated: 11/10/2022
Statewide Provider
246 N. High Street
Columbus, 43215
Phone: 614-466-1995
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Ohio Department of Health
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Address:
246 N. High Street
Columbus, 43215
Phone: 614-466-1995
Fax: 614-728-9163
Email: Melissa.Herrick@odh.ohio.gov
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: Translative Services Available
Eligibility:

The Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program (OHAAP) provides assistance to families with children, birth to twenty-one years of age, with hearing impairments, to purchase hearing aids, assistive listening devices, earmolds, external cochlear implant processor replacements, and/or hearing aid batteries.


Families with incomes at or below 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program.  Children enrolled or who can qualify for Medicaid or the Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH) are not eligible for OHAAP (unless documentation can be provided that Medicaid of CMH will not pay).  


A family’s eligibility can be determined using the federal poverty guideline table. Depending on income limits, families may be responsible to pay a sliding scale fee up to $20.00. The fee is for the audiological services to assess the child for the hearing aid/assistive listening devices and external cochlear processor replacement, as well as needed follow up to evaluate aid. Families who qualify and are interested in the program must complete the Family Application Form and provide verification of income.

Services Provided:

The Ohio Hearing Aid Assistance Program (OHAAP) provides assistance to families with children, birth to twenty-one years of age, with hearing impairments to purchase:

  • hearing aids
  • earmolds
  • assistive listening devices
  • external cochlear implant processor replacements
  • hearing aid batteries
Source: ODOH Bureau of Child and Family Health
Last Updated: 11/10/2022
Statewide Provider
246 N. High Street
Columbus, 43215
Phone: 614-644-8006
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Ohio Department of Health
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Address:
246 N. High Street
Columbus, 43215
Phone: 614-644-8006
Fax: 614-564-2470
Email: OHWIC@odh.ohio.gov
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Languages Spoken: Translative Services Available.
Eligibility:

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to 5 years of age.

Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits by using the WIC Prescreening Tool: WIC Prescreening Tool.

You can print the WIC Program Application and submit it to your local WIC clinic.

Services Provided:

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support; supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and iron-fortified infant formula; and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs.

To find your local WIC clinic, you can:

Source: ODOH Bureau of Child and Family Health
Last Updated: 11/10/2022
Organization Name: Bold Beginning
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Address:
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This website is the premier way for Ohio’s parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers, and child care providers to access all things related to early childhood in Ohio’s state agencies.

Source: OH Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/26/2023