We are exceedingly grateful!

Our Ronald McDonald Houses in Durham and at WakeMed are OPEN, and so is the Family Room at WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Snacks and supplies continue to be delivered to caregivers by Duke hospital staff.

  • To stay at Ronald McDonald House of Durham, contact your hospital social worker or call 919-286-9305.
  • To stay at Ronald McDonald at WakeMed, contact your hospital social workers or call 919-948-9877.

Frequently asked questions:

Is vaccination for COVID a requirement to stay at RMH?  No. Qualified vaccinated and unvaccinated families recommended for residency by our partner hospitals may stay with us.

What protocols are in place to protect children and families?  Regular testing and screening as well as N95 or approved equivalent masks (made available by RMH) are required for residents and staff at all times outside of individual guest rooms. In addition, our common spaces are currently closed, and enhanced cleaning and safety protocols are in place.

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?  In the event of a positive COVID test, a family may temporarily be relocated. In this situation, we will work with hospital social-work staff to ensure families needs are met during the quarantine period.

Our commitment to protecting the health and well-being of the vulnerable population of children we serve, their families, RMH staff, volunteers and communities is always our top priority. The complete RMHC position on COVID safety protocols and vaccine mandates may be seen here.


How can friends of the House help?

  1. Financial contributions are needed. Donations may be made from our homepage by clicking “DONATE NOW.”
  2. Our Amazon wish list is a quick and easy way to direct support to patients and families at Duke and WakeMed. The list is updated regularly, and [email protected] can answer questions.
  3. Meals are still needed for families staying at RMH of Durham! Meals may be delivered from restaurants and caterers. [email protected] keeps the schedule, and will welcome your interest! We are preparing to re-open the volunteer meal program and will keep you posted!

Thank you for your continued LOVE, and for keeping families close to seriously ill children!