Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington

At this time, self referral is only available for patients of OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital.  If your child is being seen at another treating facility, please contact your social worker. 

To qualify to stay at RMHC of Oregon SW Washington, the following criteria must be met:

  • The patient is 21 or younger
  • The family resides 30 or more miles away from the treating hospital
  • All family members must be free of contagious illness
  • The family can function independently in our community living environment
  • All family members over the age of 18 must answer "no" to the following safety questions:
    • Are you or anyone that will be staying on the National Sex Offender Registry? (Please note our staff do run all party names against this list)
    • Have you or anyone in your family been convicted of or are currently facing charges for a felony or violent criminal offense?
    • Are you or anyone in your family currently involved with Child Protection Services or under investigation for child abuse, neglect, domestic violence?
If any of the following applies to you, please contact our Family Placement Office at (971) 230-6702 before proceeding:
  • If the patient is still in utero  
  • If you are a parent under the age of 18
  • If patient diagnosis may be considered contagious  
  • If you are party to a current restraining order or no contact order  
  • If you answered “yes” to any of the above safety questions but would like to discuss an exception
  • If you have a question about any of the above criteria
Each family will sign a stay agreement at check-in, and must be able to comply with the following guidelines.