Ohio Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Ohio.



Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division

State Fair Employment Agency
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
614.466.2785 or 888.278.7101

Vocational Rehabilitation
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.282.4536 or 614.438.1200

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Ohio Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)

Ohio Department of Insurance

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

Ohio Department of Insurance

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Medicaid
Ohio Department of Medicaid

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children's Health Insurance Plan

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Health Project (BCCP)


Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Unemployment Compensation

Agency: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Information available here. File online or call toll-free 1.877.644.6562 or TTY 1.614.387.8408. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. The formula for calculating a claimant’s benefits is available here. Most claimants must conduct an active job search and keep verifiable records of this search. Claimants can use a new program that connects with LinkedIn as a way to satisfy job search requirements. Claimants will also be enrolled in OhioMeansJobs.com as a condition of filing for benefits. There are helpful how-to videos linked on the main webpage. There is a comprehensive guidebook available. Frequently asked questions are answered here. Customer service can be reached by phone at 877.644.6562.

State Clinical Trials Law

Ohio Rev. Code § 3923.80

Who must cover the costs? Health benefit plans and public employee benefit plans

What must be covered? Routine patient care administered to an individual participating in any stage of an eligible cancer clinical trial, as long as the care would otherwise be covered by the plan if the individual was not participating in a clinical trial.

Requirements for Coverage: An eligible cancer clinical trial is one that: (1) tests whether the intervention potentially improves health outcomes; (2) the treatment provided as part of the trial is given with the intention of improving health outcomes; (3) the trial has therapeutic intent and is not exclusively designed to test toxicity or disease pathophysiology

Qualifying Trials: The trial must be approved by the NIH, the FDA, the U.S. Dept. of Defense, or the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

(Current as of 8/2022)

State Leave Laws

  • Paid Family Leave: Ohio does not currently have a state paid family leave law.
  • Paid Sick Leave: Ohio does not currently have a paid sick leave law.

For more information about leave laws in each state, see our chart on taking time off from work.