24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect
HOTLINE
(330) 434-KIDS (5437)





Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

Medical and Dental Assistance for Children in SCCS Custody

Below is a list of locations where you can find medical, prescription, and dental assistance for children in SCCS custody. For a printable list of these providers click here.

Medical Care

For initial placement screenings for all children entering agency custody. Note: Newborns coming into care from the hospital setting do not need to be seen at the C.A.R.E Center.

CARE Center
(Children at Risk Evaluation)
Akron Children's Hospital
Locust Professional Building, 1st Floor
300 Locust Street, Suite 170
Akron, OH 44308
PHONE: (330) 543-4345 for appointments
PHONE: (330) 543-8453 (Main number)
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For all Newborns entering agency custody. For all children up to the age of 12 receiving a placement physical or ongoing medical care including placement changes and discharge physicals.

Locust Pediatrician Care Group
Akron Children's Hospital
Locust Professional Building, 3rd Floor
300 Locust Street, Suite 390
Akron, Ohio 44302
PHONE: (330) 543-8530 for appointments
PHONE: (330) 543-8776 for after hours
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For all children age 13 and up receiving placement changes and discharge physicals.

Locust Adolescent Health Center
Akron Children's Hospital
Locust Professional Buiilding, 3rd Floor
300 Locust Street, Suite 350
Akron, Ohio 44302
PHONE: (330) 543-8538 for appointments
PHONE: (330) 543-8776 for after hours
HOURS: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
             Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prescriptions

Presriptions may be filled at any CVS and ACME Pharmacies. They may also be filled at the pharmacy located in the Locust Building at Akron Children's Hospital. If no medicaid number is on file, the pharmacy may call the Summit County Children Services Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline at (330) 434-KIDS (5437) for payment verification.

Dental Care

Dental Care will be provided by the following dental providers:

Pediatric Dentists:

Dr. Greg Mertes, Akron Pediatric Dentistry
157 W. Cedar Street, Suite 109
Akron, Ohio 44307
PHONE: (330) 761-3430
NOTE: Children under 6 only. Office open Wednesday mornings only.

Dr. John Gerstenmaier
3094 W. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44333
PHONE: (330) 867-5688
NOTE: Children under 11 only.

Dr. Raj Vij, Dentistry 4 Kids
3523 Commercial Drive
Akron, Ohio 44333
PHONE: (330) 668-9977

Dr. Christhelle Hemphill, Small Smiles Dental Center
881 E. Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44306
PHONE: (330) 208-1100

General Dentists:

Dr. Kris Drummond, Akron Community Health Resources Dental Clinic
1400 S. Arlington Street
Akron, Ohio 44306
PHONE: (330) 724-5471

Akron Family Dental Center
1575 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, Ohio 44320
PHONE: (330) 753-5544

Locust Dental Center
300 Locust Street, Suite 430
Akron, Ohio 44302
PHONE: (330) 535-7876

State Valley Dental
63 Graham Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
PHONE: (330) 920-8060

If a child is placed more than 30 miles from the agency, they may be seen by a medicaid provider closer to their placement.