Any family from out-of-town with a child receiving medical treatment in Red Deer can stay overnight at Ronald McDonald House. Local families can access our Day Use Program, including our short-stay R&R Room.
The House is also open to expectant mothers with high-risk pregnancies.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the House is that families must be in a position of significant financial need to stay here. This is not the case. Our nightly fee is kept low to relieve some of the financial burden that all families with sick children face. No family is turned away based on income or family structure.
Families from out-of-town can book one of our family suites for as many days, weeks or months as needed. To be eligible to stay at the House you must:
Both local and out-of-town families can access House amenities (including the R&R Room which features a private bedroom and bath) through our Day Use Program. To be eligible for Day Use, you must:
All families staying overnight or for the day require a referral from the hospital social worker, a charge nurse, physician or other medical professional.
Families receiving medical treatment at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre should contact the social worker or inquire with medical personnel to obtain a referral.
Availability can only be confirmed within 48 hours of your intended date of arrival. To confirm if a room is available, parents must phone the House no earlier than two days in advance. Availability inquiries can be made seven days a week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. by calling 403-340-2007 ext. 102.
Once you’ve confirmed your room, you can check-in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week. A parking stall will be provided for your use for the entire length of your stay.
If you have previously stayed at the House, you do not require a new referral to stay with us for a child’s continued treatment.
Please contact the House directly to arrange your stay by calling 403-340-2007 ext. 129. If your child is receiving treatment for a different medical condition, a new referral is required.
The nightly fee for families is $12 per night for the duration of your stay.
Please speak with a member of our Family Services team should you have any questions.