Outpatient Pharmacy Services :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Outpatient Pharmacy Services

The Orange Pharmacy, Blue Pharmacy and Yellow Pharmacy prepare and dispense prescriptions for patients, hospital employees and medical staff. Specialized dispensing services include compounding medications for pediatric use, reviewing patients’ medication profiles and providing medication counseling for all patients with the use of easy-to-understand pictograms as part of the new Pediatric Health Literacy Program.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pharmacy staff is committed to all customers, ensuring the right child receives the right medication in the right dose by the right route at the right time.

Pharmacy Locations

Orange Pharmacy
(located on the Orange Path near Clementine's Cafe)
Phone: (614) 722-2160
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
No weekends and holidays
Blue Pharmacy
(located on the Blue Path near the Hospital Welcome Desk)
Phone: (614) 722-9199
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – midnight
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Holidays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Yellow Pharmacy
(located at the Livingston Ambulatory Center on the Yellow Path)
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
No weekends and holidays

Mailing Address

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Department Highlights

5 Rights of Medication

  • Right Patient
  • Right Medication
  • Right Dose
  • Right Route
  • Right Time
Listen to Dr. Rick McClead's podcast about how Nationwide Children's Hospital is working to ensure medication safety for your child.

Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Programs

For more information on our pharmacy residency programs, including contact information and the application process, click here.

Investigational Drug Service (IDS)

The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) is a function of the Department of Pharmacy and provides support to ensure the safety and efficiency of all clinical drug trials at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Medication Safety Initiative

A medication safety initiative has begun at Nationwide Children's Hospital to standardize enteral compound concentrations across the state of Ohio. This initiative aims to eliminate dosing errors associated with multiple concentrations for compounded drugs.
In order to promote medication safety and provide optimal patient care, community pharmacies can:
  • Ensure compounded medications are accurately filled for the prescribed concentration
  • Provide dosing devices and patient education on dosing volumes when dispensing compounded medications
  • Contact the prescriber with questions regarding compounded medications

Compounding Formulas

Our compunding formulas are provided for information purposes only and may not be routinely used at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. A compounded product should not be used if the product is available commercially. Click here to view compounding formulas. 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Nationwide Children's Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy honors the following pharmacy benefit insurance plans:

  • Advance PCS/PCS
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Partnership
  • BCMH
  • Buckeye Community
  • Caremark
  • Caresource
  • Catalyst
  • Cigna
  • Express Scripts
  • Medco
  • MedImpact
  • MemberHealth
  • Molina
  • Ohio Medicaid
  • Ohio's Best Rx
  • Pharmacy Data Management
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • ProCare/Agelity
  • Rx America
  • Unison
  • Us Script
  • Walgreen's Health

Often there are plans by other names that are processed by the above companies; if you do not see the insurance plan listed that you are looking for, please have the prescription card handy and call either pharmacy at the numbers listed above or stop by either pharmacy.              

contact info

Orange Pharmacy
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-2160
Fax: (614) 722-2157

Blue Pharmacy
630 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-9199
Fax: (614) 722-9256

Yellow Pharmacy
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 355-7160
Fax: (614) 355-7189

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000