Consumer Health Librarian
In accordance with hospital guidelines during COVID-19, services in our physical library location in Rhodes Hall currently are limited. However, we are available via phone and email to respond to your health information requests.
The Library for Health Information (LHI), the consumer health branch of the Health Sciences Library, supports the personalized medicine mission of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We provide patients and their families, medical center staff, and the general public with lay language, evidence-based health information.
The LHI provides access to print and electronic health education resources to help individuals better understand a health condition or treatment. Some of our materials are available in multiple languages, including Spanish.
All requests are confidential. All information is free of charge. Public computer access and photocopying services are also available.
We encourage you to contact the LHI with your health information questions:
Or, feel free to browse our online Health Information for the Public guide.
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center also has a Patient Education Library that has a wealth of consumer health information in a variety of topics. Resources include videos, decision aids and personal assessment tools for informational purposes only.
2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Library for Health Information. We're excited and grateful to have provided 25 years of trusted health information to the community, and we look forward to another 25 years and more! Watch for some special anniversary resources and other fun items on our webpages and in our Rhodes Hall location throughout the rest of 2021. For now, enjoy this special video with anniversary messages from some special LHI friends.
Also, take a look at this interesting piece of LHI history: a Columbus Dispatch newspaper article from August, 1996, talking about the launch of the LHI (then known as the Center for Health Information).
The LHI relies on generous donors so we can continue to offer our consumer health services free of charge to the community at large. If you would like to make a financial gift to support the Library for Health Information, please visit the Health Sciences Library's Gifts and Donations page, and look for the Library for Health Information (fund #316711), currently a focus program for 2021. Thank you for your support!