Staying At Our House

To enable us to bring families back into our Ronald McDonald House program, the following conditions have been put into place to ensure the increased protection of all families, staff, and volunteers. All guest families will be required to agree to and follow these conditions:

  • When not in your guest room, face masks must be worn. Masks will be provided to you to ensure compliance is possible.
  • PLEASE NOTE: vaccinations are NOT required to stay at our Ronald McDonald House.

Keeping families close

For over 30 years, we have been keeping families close to their critically ill children receiving medical care in the Fargo area. We understand that families come to our House exhausted, stressed, fearing the unknown in a new city, and financially drained from mounting medical bills. Our team is here to help.

At our House, we provide so much more than a hotel by meeting the unique needs of families working to care for their critically ill children. We surround our families with love and support from our giving volunteers, from our caring staff and from other guest families who understand what you’re going through. We also provide home-cooked meals, play areas, laundry facilities, computers and WiFi, and much more, so that you can concentrate on what is most important – your child.

To request a room please call 701-232-3980 or fill out an Online Application


  • Families with children 21 or younger that are receiving care at Sanford Health, Essentia Health, Eating Disorder and Weight Management Institute, Roger Maris Cancer Center or Prairie St. John’s are eligible to stay at the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Requests to stay are processed Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.
  • Rooms are available on a first come, first-served basis.
  • Families are welcome to donate $20.00 per night if able, but no family is turned away if they are unable to pay. We do accept Medical Assistance if applicable.
  • All families must obtain a referral from a doctor, nurse, or social worker to confirm the need for a room.
  • Due to the communal nature of the Ronald McDonald House, a background check is performed on each adult 18 and older who is requesting a room at the Ronald McDonald House.