The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay is a "home away from home" for families whose children need inpatient or outpatient care, and who live a distance from the hospital. There are three Ronald McDonald Houses at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. All three houses are smoke-free and alcohol-free. Adjacent parking is available at each house.
East and West Ronald McDonald Houses
The East and West houses offer private bedrooms with bathrooms. One bedroom is available per family, with up to four persons per room.
Families share common areas that include a kitchen, dining room, living room, recreation room, patio and playground. All families help with the upkeep of the house by doing a daily chore. Some meals are provided and basic pantry items are available. Families are responsible for their personal laundry and cleaning of their bedroom at check out. Johns Hopkins All Children’s security vans provide service between the houses and the Hospital.
A room request may be made up to 30 days in advance with a required confirmation the day of arrival. A contribution of $10 a night per family is suggested, but families will not be turned away if they are unable to pay. Check in is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. at West House)
Ronald McDonald House Central
Ronald McDonald Central is located on the first floor of the Outpatient Care Center, directly across the street from the Hospital. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., any family with a child in Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital may use the computers, television and laundry facilities and enjoy snacks. Rooms for showers and/or naps are available from noon to 3 p.m. on a first come, first server basis. They cannot be reserved by phone.
Overnight stays in the 14 bedrooms in Ronald McDonald House Central are for families with children in the intensive care unit. Check in is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
About Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit corporation supported through donations of funds, volunteer hours, services, food and other supplies.
To request a room at any of the houses, please call (727) 767-7694 or inside the hospital, extension 77694.
For more information about the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay, please visit their website.