Patient Safety at Ohio State
Some appointments for care may occur via telehealth or video visit, wherever possible and appropriate. You can request a telehealth visit by contacting a provider. For all primary care in-person visits, you can trust that our locations are safe. We've taken significant measures to ensure that our patients are protected and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more by visiting our patient safety page.
Why choose Ohio State for primary care?
Primary care is the most important part of your lifelong healthcare experience. Whether you need care for colds and flu, minor injuries, physical exams, health screenings or immunizations, continued care for chronic diseases, or referrals to specialized care, Ohio State offers various levels of care options made conveniently for you.
Routine care from your primary care physician can help you stay healthy and get the right treatment for any health concern. At Ohio State, many appointments, follow-up visits and screenings can take place through a telehealth visit on video or over the phone, using your smartphone, tablet, laptop or even landline telephone. If you’re a current patient, call your provider’s office to learn if your next appointment can be a video visit.
Ohio State’s family medicine and internal medicine doctors and pediatricians in Columbus and central Ohio are your health partners:
- Giving you advice on maintaining wellness and preventing disease
- Providing timely care for undiagnosed illnesses and health issues
- Helping you manage chronic diseases and conditions
- Connecting you with Ohio State's experts in every medical specialty, many of which are routinely recognized as top doctors in central Ohio
In addition to nationally recognized patient care, Ohio State performs research in nearly every medical specialty. We also teach current and future medical professionals. This means our primary care physicians are involved in creating and delivering the very latest treatments and approaches to care.
Our electronic medical record system gives every Ohio State doctor involved in your care instant access to your health history. Your health information updates automatically and follows you conveniently to any office in our medical center. Our Ohio State MyHealth app gives you secure, online access to your doctors and your test results plus additional helpful tools to simplify appointment scheduling, getting to appointments, finding parking and more.
Ohio State has earned recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Patient-Centered Medical Homes are a more effective model for the delivery of primary care, focusing on a comprehensive, coordinated and patient-centered experience that improves access, quality and safety.
Looking for a primary care provider?
Ohio State has several primary care providers accepting new patients.
Where can I go for care?
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we have a variety of convenient care options based on the urgency of your symptoms. See what options might be best for you and where they’re located.
Our MyHealth app also provides extra convenient features and makes scheduling and talking to you physician even easier.
Schedule a Telehealth Appointment
Connect with your primary care provider from the comfort of your home. Now scheduling patients for follow-up visits, new patient appointments and immediate care needs.