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How to File a Nursing Home Complaint

How Do I File a Nursing Home Complaint?

If Tittle & Perlmuter takes on a case, the experienced legal team is jumping in head first. Unfortunately, that means we have to be selective in the cases we choose.

If a nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer doesn’t take your case, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t file a formal complaint relating to the care involved.

Anyone can file a formal complaint against a nursing home relating to resident care. In the state of Ohio, all complaints are done through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and there are multiple ways someone can file a formal report.

Three ways to file a nursing home complaint in the state of Ohio are:

  1. Over the Phone
  2. Email
  3. Online
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Over the Phone

To file a nursing home complaint over the phone, call the ODH Complaint Line number at 1-800-342-0553. If unanswered, this complaint line is covered twenty-four hours, seven days a week by voicemail and is checked at least twice per day.


To file a nursing home complaint by e-mail, include as much detailed information in your complaint to and send to
Helpful information could include:

  • Name and address of the facility
  • Date and time of the incident
  • Name of the resident, patient, and staff allegedly involved


To file a nursing home complaint online, complete the Complaint Form (HEA 1685) online and submit the form to the Complaint Unit.

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