Frequently Asked Questions
Who can stay at the Ronald McDonald House?
The families of seriously ill or injured children who are receiving treatment at Corpus Christi area hospitals. The family must reside more than 50 miles from the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi (3402 Ft. Worth St. Corpus Christi, TX 78411).
How do I get a room at the House?
A social worker or medical staff member at the facility where the child is being treated must make the referral directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi. All adults staying in the House must present current photo identification at check-in. We cannot guarantee placement until the day of need, but we will place families on a waiting list if the House is at full occupancy. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi reserves the right to verify the child’s treatment with the medical service provider.
How much does it cost?
The Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi provides all guests with lodging, laundry facilities and many other services. In order to offset some of these costs a donation of $25 per night is greatly appreciated. If the family is Medicaid eligible, Medicaid will often pay the room fee. A Share-A-Night Program is in place to assist those families with hardship or inability to pay.
What are the hours of the Ronald McDonald House?
The House is accessible to families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day.
How big is the Ronald McDonald House?
The Ronald McDonald House can accommodate 25 families each night in private rooms. The House also includes a fully operational kitchen, laundry facilities, playground and lounge area.
Are meals provided?
Volunteers participating in our Share-A-Meal program often prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for our families, however, daily meals are not guaranteed.
What if I don’t have a way to get to the hospital where my child is staying?
Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi has a House van which can be used for transportation needs. This option is available upon request to families who need transportation. Transportation to and from the hospital is based on staffing availability.
How long do families stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi?
A family can stay at the House as long as the child is undergoing treatment/care at our local hospitals.
How is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi funded?
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi is solely operated with funds raised through donations made by individuals, organizations, and corporations in the communities we serve.
How can I support RMHC Corpus Christi?
By donating and volunteering. We could not operate without generous donations from our community. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the House –and the reason we can accomplish so much with limited funding resources.