To Stay at the House

Before a family can check-in at the Ronald McDonald House, a referral must be given by the patient’s doctor, nurse, or social worker.  They may call the House directly at (850) 222-1706.  Occupancy is on a first come, first served basis.  No advance reservations are accepted, although a room will be held until 6:00pm on the day it is requested.  If there are no rooms available, the family’s name will be placed on the waiting list.

Guests are requested to register between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Please speak to the House Manager if special arrangements need to be made.

Families are asked to do a small daily chore to help maintain our facility.  This is designed to take up only a short amount of time, and is not expected to take priority over your child’s needs.  Some examples of the types of chores that our guests do are sweeping, taking out the trash, wiping down the counters, and other household chores.

Transportation is provided to and from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by the hospital’s security office.  Transportation may be provided by other medical facilities as well.  Address the facility your family member is at to get further transportation information.

Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee (RMHT) provides a home-away-from-home for families of children in medical care each night. The safety and well-being of our guests is a top priority. Therefore, RMHT has established a new policy requiring background checks for all of our overnight guests.

Effective September 20, 2016, RMH will require all adults (18 years old or older) to pass a criminal background check before being allowed to stay at RMHT.

  • Convictions for crimes, including, but not limited to, violent crimes, domestic violence, child abuse, sex offenses, illegal drug activity, burglary, and/or identity theft will result in your request to stay at RMH being rejected.
  • A separate background check is required for each adult who wants to stay at the RMH.
  • Each adult must complete and submit a signed background check authorization form. If the background checks are passed, we will add your name to the list and notify you when a room is available.
  • Background checks must be repeated after six months.
    International guests must provide Passports and Visas which will be used to determine eligibility to stay.