Staying at the House

Pictures by Carey Jenkins Photography

Accommodations, Charges & Services

Located approximately 2 blocks from Children’s and UAB Hospitals, the Ronald McDonald House® serves families who must travel to Birmingham for medical care that is not available to their child in their home community. We provide a temporary home-away-from home to families of sick or injured children who are referred by their Birmingham-area health care provider and meet RMHCA’s eligibility criteria.



Ronald McDonald House requested donations from guests are:

A $15 refundable key deposit also is collected on check-in.

Please speak to the Manager on duty to make arrangements if payment would create a hardship.


The Birmingham House is a 41 bedroom facility, with the 2nd and 3rd floors made up of guest bedrooms.

Our House Provides:

What Other Services are Available at the Ronald McDonald House?

What Doesn’t the Ronald McDonald House Provide?

What should each guest bring?

Temporary Volunteers

Guest fees provide less than 10% of the funds required to operate the House. Therefore, we ask each guest family to serve as temporary volunteers, helping with small chores or tasks at the House each day.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Please refer to Guest Information/Policies and Eligibility Guidelines to determine if the Ronald McDonald House is the right place for you to stay. Please note, however, that the House:

*As of February 16, 2011