West Side COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information

Columbus Public Health COVID-19 specific Call Center is 614-645-1519.

Ohio Department of Health 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or Coronavirus.ohio.gov

Alcohol and Drug Services/Narcan

Alcohol and Drug Services at Columbus Public Health is shifting to providing Narcan Kits and information via the mail. If you are interested in receiving a kit, please fill out the form at https://redcap.columbus.gov/surveys/?s=WYWTREKWXY.

Their phone number is 614-645-6839.

Columbus City Schools

Information about distribution of Chromebooks, Mobile Health Units, Live Homework Help and more is available at: StaySafeCCS.org

Food/Produce Distributions

Hilltop YMCA at 2879 Valleyview Drive is holding regular drive through produce distributions each Wednesday in April beginning at 4pm. Please bring a state issued ID. Please call (614) 276-8224.

General Resources

Columbus Public Health’s Social Work Hotline is still open. Please call 614-645-6807 if you are in need of resources. 

FUEL maintains a local resource list for a variety of topics at HilltopUSA.org

Legal Aid

Information related to filing for unemployment benefits, emergency SNAP benefits, landlord/tenant issues and more is available from the Legal Aid Society of Columbus at:https://www.columbuslegalaid.org/get-help/public-benefits-2/covid-19-information/?fbclid=IwAR3-fa6DWA4CRLVuvysw-984CEbvpNs_8Kw9C-k60PAjNN9uHY5w-pRm88g

LGBT Programs

SAGE Connect is a program that matches LGBT elders with volunteer community members and allies in the midst of the national pandemic through one-to-one contact, helping combat feelings of loneliness and disconnection, and ensuring that elders are linked to resources if they are in need of help. Volunteers will be screened and offered training before receiving their match and must commit to a minimum of one fifteen-minute call per week, for a period of six-weeks. The program materials are available in English right now, and will soon be available in Spanish. More information about their program is available at https://www.sageusa.org/sageconnect/

Older Adult Resources

Delivered Meals

If you are looking for help getting delivered meals, please call the Franklin County Office on Aging at 614-525-6200, M-F 9am-4:30pm. There are no income qualifications or eligibility requirements.

Friendly Phone Line

The Friendly Phone Line at 614-993-3614 is available to older adults in greater Columbus who are looking for friendly conversation and social connection. Please share this number to older adults in need of extra social support during this stressful time. The Friendly phone-line is intended to be a touch point to combat loneliness in our community during this unprecedented time of social distancing. These calls are not intended to be a space to provide counseling, case management, or health information/recommendations.

Delivered Food Items

Older adults in greater Columbus in need of food and supplies can call Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center at 614-268-3539 to request a necessity box. Reception will take caller’s name, address, phone number, and whether or not the recipient needs delivery or wishes to pick-up box. Boxes will be delivered Tuesday & Thursdays between 9am-5pm by volunteers. Delivery will be available twice a week and pick up available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at CRC.

Pregnancy and Women’s Health Resources

Pregnancy and Baby Resources – Celebrate One

If you are pregnant or you know a woman who needs resources or baby supplies, please reach out to one of the Celebrate One Community Health Workers. Two of the wonderful west side connectors are Florsina Stinson 614-715-6207, FLStinson@columbus.gov and Claudia Ruiz Lopez 614-570-1177, CLRuizLopez@columbus.gov.


Cribs 4 Kids is still operating. If you know someone who needs a crib for their baby, please use the following contact information: email 311@columbus.gov, go to columbus.gov/311 or use the My Columbus App.

Columbus Public Health Clinics 

Sexual Health Clinic: 614-645-6472

Women’s Clinic: 614-645-1850

Please call ahead to find out how to schedule an appointment.

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