Your physician has made an excellent choice in referring you to Ohio State for heart and vascular care. Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is recognized nationally for its expertise and quality care, and we’re proud to offer you that care here in Columbus.

What to bring or complete for your visit

As you prepare for your visit, it will help to have:

  • Your insurance card
  • Personal identification, including your Social Security number
  • Previous test results and radiology reports, if you have them
  • Contact information of doctors who are treating you or have referred you
  • Personal health information, including dates of surgeries or hospitalizations and any known allergies to medication
  • Family health history, including the significant medical conditions of direct family members
  • A list of medications, including the name and dosage (or bring empty prescription bottles with original labels)
  • A list of questions or concerns you want to discuss with the doctor or nurse – our care team wants to be sure you have a full understanding of your condition and your care plan

Make or change your appointment

If your doctor has referred you to the Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center, you may call 614-293-ROSS (614-293-7677) to schedule your appointment, change your appointment or ask general questions regarding your visit to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital or any of our outpatient locations.

Heart and vascular patient resources

We want to ensure that you have the most information available to help you and your heart. Below, you’ll find information on support groups and additional websites regarding heart disease and heart health.

Library for Health Information

Located at University Hospital, the Library for Health Information can help you find trustworthy, valid information on any health topic.

Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital Community Garden

We’re proud to offer fresh produce, heart-healthy cooking ideas and resources from our community garden to patients and the community.

Family HealthLink

Determine your risk for cancer and heart disease with the Family HealthLink interactive tool.

Unverferth House

The Unverferth House offers temporary residence at no cost for Ohio State patients and families who live outside Franklin County.

Lifeline of Ohio

Help save lives by signing up to be an organ donor or learn how you can volunteer.

LVAD and Heart Transplant Support Group

Share with others waiting for and living with heart transplants. This support group is dedicated to any patient being considered for a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or heart transplant, is listed for heart transplant, or has had a heart transplant or LVAD placed. The group is for inpatients and outpatients. Family members are encouraged to attend, as well.

Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m.
Ross Heart Hospital, Room 6007
For more information, contact Laura Newman, 614-293-4748.

Healing Hearts Support Group

This group helps people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after a heart event. Healing Hearts brings patients, families and caregivers together to form a network of caring individuals. Members listen, share their experiences and learn from health care professionals.

For dates of upcoming support group meetings and more information, contact Jeff Davidson at 614-580-1561 or

For health care professionals

To refer or transfer a patient to the Ross Heart Hospital or other heart facilities, please call 888-293-ROSS and press Option 1.

We strive to provide fast, easy referral or transfer of your patients as well as communication with you about the care your patients receive at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your patients’ care.

Visit our main Health Care Professionals page to find information about careers at Ohio State as well as other resources for health care professionals and referring physicians. You’ll also find information about conferences, patient education materials, a guide to services and continuing medical education opportunities.

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