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San Diego's Ronald McDonald House

Family Care Center

We're not just for overnight guests!  

Family Care Center 
at San Diego's Ronald McDonald House

Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
to families with hospital identification

Front desk: 858.467.4750

The Family Care Center
opens the resources of San Diego's Ronald McDonald House to families who are not staying with us overnight. It serves as a base where "day visitors" may take care of themselves during their child's hospitalization.

All Family Care Center resources are free of charge to families with hospital identification. 

At the Family Care Center in the Ronald McDonald House, families may:

  • Enjoy 3 meals daily along with snacks and beverages throughout the day
  • Take a nap or a shower after a night at the hospital
  • Make use of individual cooking stations to accommodate special dietary needs
  • Access online medical information in our Web MD computer room, or use our free Wi-Fi access to stay in touch with family and employers
  • Enjoy some fresh air in our rooftop courtyards
  • Have some fun or play sports in the indoor and outdoor recreation areas
  • Work off some stress by using our exercise facilities
  • Attend educational programs and activities for children and parents
  • Obtain referrals to support groups and financial assistance
  • Get some much-needed personal care at our free hair salon
  • Make use of our interfaith chapel for prayer, reflection, or consultation with chaplains and social workers

The Family Care Center is a free resource for any family with a hospitalized child in our region. It is made possible through the contributions of individuals, businesses, and community groups. 

We need your help to keep this vital resource going!

Please make a gift today.