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Ronald McDonald House®

Our House is filled with more than help, it’s filled with hope.

The Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House is a 28-bedroom facility serving families with critically ill or injured children undergoing inpatient and outpatient treatment at nearby Chattanooga hospitals. It also serves childhood cancer patients being treated in Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.

The Ronald McDonald House provides an environment of emotional support from staff members, volunteers and other families who are going through similar circumstances.

How to Stay

A social worker or medical personnel, from the hospital where the patient is receiving treatment, must send an initial referral to request a room at the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.

Please note, a request does not guarantee a room is available. Once the referral has been made, the Ronald McDonald House will contact the Hospital. Once the referral has been processed and approved, a staff member will contact you.

Who is eligible? 
The families of patients between the ages 0-21 are eligible for the services provided by the Ronald McDonald House.

Eligibility is based on:

  • Severity of the patient’s condition
  • Critically-ill patients and cancer patients are given priority
  • How far the family travels to receive medical treatment

Families are asked to make a donation of $10 per night or do a household chore to help contribute, but no family is ever turned away due to inability to contribute.

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  • Daily health check required throughout stay.
  • Masks are required in all public areas of the House.
  • Social distancing as much as possible inside enclosed areas.
  • No visitors allowed.

What services are provided?
A private bedroom with a full bath, television and free Wi-Fi. One room per family is provided unless the parents are divorced.

  • Laundry Facilities and supplies
  • Private kitchen on each floor
  • Access to the “Help Yourself” wall
  • Prepared evening meals served daily in the Great Kitchen
  • Breast milk lockers
  • Great Room / living room area
  • Playroom
  • Playground
  • Teen lounge
  • Library
  • Gym

What services are provided?
A private bedroom with a full bath, television and free Wi-Fi. One room per family is provided unless the parents are divorced.

  • Laundry Facilities and supplies
  • Private kitchen on each floor
  • Access to the “Help Yourself” wall
  • Prepared evening meals served daily in the Great Kitchen
  • Breast milk lockers
  • Great Room / living room area
  • Playroom
  • Playground
  • Teen lounge
  • Library
  • Gym

What should we bring?  Families may bring clothes, medicine and food for a special diet.

Where should we park?  Complimentary parking is offered adjacent to the Ronald McDonald House. Parking in the hospital garage is subject to the fees established by the hospital.