AOD Section

Alcohol & Drug Services

***Learn more about service changes at Columbus Public Health due to COVID-19 here. View upcoming holiday closures here.***

Treatment services: 614-645-6839
Prevention services: 614-724-2024 or 614-645-1342
Harm Reduction Services: 614-724-2033

Office Hours:  
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 
8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday


[email protected]

Columbus and many other cities in Ohio have been plagued by an opiate epidemic that is a crisis of unparalleled proportion, with devastating, often deadly consequences. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio ranked 2nd in highest number of drug overdose deaths in 2014.  Heroin and opiate use has gone up in Columbus over the last five years and these drugs were culpable in more than 70% of overdose deaths in Franklin County.

In response to this crisis, Columbus Public Health helped develop and launch a community-wide comprehensive Harm Reduction Program that includes Safe Point, a program in partnership with Equitas Health, safe needle disposal education, Hepatitis-C and HIV testing and education.


Early Intervention Services Program provides HIV, Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infection (STI) education, counseling, and testing. Learn more.


A prescription medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug. Find where to access it.  Learn more.


Used needles can hurt you, your loved ones and the community. It is important to use and throw them away safely. Learn more.

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A comprehensive harm reduction program to educate the community about safer drug use, fight the spread of infectious disease, and provide drug treatment enrollment. Learn more.


Download the The Opiate Resource Pocket Guide for a more comprehensive book of community resources for opiate addiction treatment and recovery. Download here.


Hepatitis C (HCV) is a viral disease that affects your liver and can cause chronic liver disease. Almost four million people in the U.S. have been infected with Hepatitis C. Get tested and get help today. Learn more.