If you would like to request to stay at the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor you must meet the following criteria:
The Ronald McDonald House of Boston Harbor serves families of pediatric patients age 21 and younger who are being actively treated at area hospitals.
Request to Stay forms will only be considered if the form is submitted less than 30 days from the date the apartment is requested.
For patients who are receiving treatment without being admitted to the hospital, we require a minimum of three hospital/treatment visits per week.
There must be a need for accommodations for a minimum of a 3-night stay and a maximum of 90 nights as long as the patient continues to meet our eligibility criteria.
Female patients being treated for high-risk pregnancies also qualify to stay, however, we can only accept these patients 7 days prior to their delivery date.
Families must live at least 40 miles away from the House to be eligible.
No family member staying can be a convicted felon.
Patients must have a treatment start date and a projected treatment end date and will need to be verified by either a social worker, nurse, or physician at the patient’s hospital or doctor’s office.
The apartment must be occupied for a minimum of 5 out of the 7 nights per week.
Patient caregiver will need to be able to care for themselves and the patient independently.
If the parent or guardian of the patient does not speak English they must contact their hospital social worker to arrange for an interpreter. Interpreters must be available for check-ins and check-outs and 24/7, to insure program policies and emergency information is understood for liability reasons.
If you meet all of our requirements, please fill out the request to stay form. Someone from our Family Services Team will review your application and contact you as soon as they are able. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours after submitting your application, please contact our office at 617-398-6458 or send an email to email@example.com.