Stay With Us

Our House is Your "Home"

The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home that keeps families together when it matters most. When you and your family stay at one of our three Ronald McDonald Houses, we want you to find the comfort and care of a home. Most importantly, we want you to find the support you need to focus on what matters most – helping your child heal.

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How to Stay

Families who have never stayed at Ronald McDonald House St. Louis:

  • A room request must be completed by your child’s social worker and submitted no more than 5 days prior to the date you need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. The patient’s nurse or physician should be able to direct you to social services
  • All family members 18 years of age and older will need to complete a Background Check Authorization and pass the Background Check screening
  • Once a referral has been received and the background check has been approved, you will be placed on a waitlist and will be contacted by RMHC staff when a room becomes available
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Returning Families who have stayed at Ronald McDonald House St. Louis:

  • Complete the Returning Family Room Request no more than 5 days prior to the date you need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House
  • All family members 18 years and older will need to complete a Background Check Authorization and pass the background check screening. This must be done yearly  
  • Once a referral has been received and the background check has been approved, you will be placed on a waitlist and will be contacted by RMHC staff when a room becomes available

Frequently Asked Questions

The patient receiving treatment must be 18 years or younger. A family must reside 50 or miles away from the medical facility where treatment is being received. All family members must be free of infectious diseases. Also, all family members 18 years and older must pass a background check.

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