Ronald McDonald House guests must be referred by a Kansas City medical facility social worker or designated nurse clinician and have a patient with an admission/appointment date before their 21st birthday. If you meet that description, or if you’re a family that has stayed with us before, you can request a room by filling out the form here:

Apply to Stay

Priority is given to families living 35 miles or more outside of Kansas City to ensure there is room available to those families traveling a considerable distance for their child’s medical care.
It is our pleasure to provide you with a home away from home while you are staying in Kansas City.
Here’s what you can expect while staying at the Ronald McDonald House:

One private bedroom per family (room sizes vary, sleeping as many as 6 people, a limited number of roll-aways and cribs are available)

  • Private bath and shower facilities
  • Kitchen, laundry, and recreation facilities
  • TV lounge, reading room, outdoor porch and grill
  • Pantry items, fresh foods and prepared meals provided by the community
  • Off-street parking for one vehicle
  • Friendly and supportive environment with other families experiencing similar stresses and concerns
  • Computer and Internet access

A criminal background check is performed on all referred guests. Without exception, no individual with a criminal history of violence, sexual misconduct, or abuse of a child is eligible to stay at the House. Generally, any person with a felony conviction will not be eligible, but individuals may apply for an exception by submitting this form after a referral request has been submitted.