Staying At Our House

We are now in the process of increasing the number of families we are serving and are admitting new families to our Ronald McDonald House. This will be a phased approach, and we will begin by admitting a limited number of families at a time.

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 by these conditions:

  • Families should remain in their rooms to the greatest extent possible.
  • All activity common spaces in the House are closed. Laundry rooms are limited to one family at a time. If you would like art supplies or books for your room, please contact staff. We are happy to provide an activity pack that will be yours to keep.
  • While we do not have our volunteer meal program, we are continuing to provide meals as possible. Please refer to the meal calendar or check with staff (ext. 201) for details. The pantry remains open for your food needs.
  • Travel should be limited to essential trips (e.g. between RMH and hospital).
  • No passes will be given to leave the Ronald McDonald House for an extended time. Families may not travel home and return to the Ronald McDonald House for the time-being.
  • Visitors are not allowed, including other family members and siblings.
  • When not in your guest room, face masks must be worn. Masks will be provided to you to ensure compliance is possible.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet should be observed when in proximity of other families or staff members.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (hand sanitizers are located throughout the House).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • You will be required to check in with staff on a daily basis for a health screening including health questions and temperature taking.

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 Managment 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.