AOD Section

Alcohol & Drug Services

Treatment services: 614-645-6839
Prevention services: 614-645-2457 or 614-645-6256 
Community Harm Reduction: 614-645-6612

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


[email protected]

Drug and Alcohol Assessment for Treatment

Walk in assessments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Clients are encouraged to come to Columbus Public Health between 8 A.M. and 10 A.M. to sign up and complete paperwork. 

Assessments will be completed at 9:00am and 1:00pm based on availability.

If you are not present when we call your name, we will take the next person. 

Signing in does not guarantee that you will be seen that day as we have limited availability. If we are full and can’t see you, we will provide a letter to verify that you were here and not able to be seen.  You will then be offered a scheduled appointment. 

The Assessment will take approximately 1- 1 1/2 hours to complete.


  • Clients will be asked to pay a minimum of $25.00 for an assessment
    Cost may change depending on the client's income and/or insurance coverage

Required Documentation:

The following information is required for individuals needing a drug and alcohol assessment:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Verification of your address (within Franklin County) - if the address is different than the one on your photo ID.
  3. Documentation of verifiable income
  4. Homeless shelter form (if you are homeless)
  5. Medicaid / Managed Care card (if you are a Medicaid recipient)

Questions? Call 645-6839 for more information on required documents or the assessment process.