State Agencies | Online Services

Nursing Homes/ Facilities

A nursing home is a home used for the reception and care of individuals who by reason of illness or physical or mental impairment require skilled nursing care and of individuals who require personal care services but not skilled nursing care. A nursing home is licensed to provide personal care services and skilled nursing care. ODH is responsible for the licensing and inspection of nursing homes in Ohio pursuant to Chapter 3721 of the Ohio Revised Code and the rules in Chapter 3701-17 of the Ohio Administrative Code.  ODH also certifies nursing homes for participation in the Medicare/Medicaid program(s).

Each nursing home/facility in Ohio receives at least one unannounced inspection/survey during a 9 to 15 month inspection/survey cycle. During these surveys, all aspects of care and services are evaluated based on state and federal laws and rules.

ODH licenses and certifies approximately 960 nursing homes in Ohio.


Any individual may file a complaint alleging a violation of state or federal law with ODH.  The toll free number for registering complaints is 1-800-342-0553 or click here: File a Complaint. The complainant may choose to be anonymous.

Investigation of a complaint in a nursing home/facility is completed by surveyors.


Mailing Address:

Columbus Office

Akron District Office

Toledo District Office

Ohio Department of Health
OHAL/Bureau of Survey & Certification
Nursing Homes/Facilities
246 North High Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Department of Health
OHAL/Bureau of Survey & Certification
Akron District Office
OCASEK Building
161 S. High Street; Suite 400
Akron, Ohio 44308-1612

Ohio Department of Health
OHAL/Bureau of Survey & Certification
Toledo District Office
1 Government Center; Suite 1320
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Telephone:(614) 752-9524
Fax:(614) 564-2450

Telephone:(330) 643-1300
Fax:(614) 564-2469

Telephone:(419) 245-2840
Fax:(419) 245-2400


Regional Office Map

Last Updated: 10/13/2017