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When your child is facing a life-threatening situation such as cancer, stroke or trauma, the Ronald McDonald House is there to help ease your load. While tremendous advances have been made in treatment, your financial and emotional burdens remain. The Ronald McDonald House was established to help ease some of these burdens.
The Ronald McDonald House in Tulsa is located at 6102 S. Hudson, just blocks from The Children's Hospital on the Saint Francis campus. It is a home-away-from-home where families can stay while their child is being treated at The Children's Hospital. Although priority is given to families of infants and children, the Ronald McDonald House has also served many families of adult patients.
Because The Children's Hospital is a regional facility, many of our patients come from other towns. This creates more stress for families who must also contend with staying at expensive hotel rooms in unfamiliar surroundings. The Ronald McDonald House is a home for these families. It is a place where they can have a respite from the hospital, but also be available at a moment's notice -- or a place where those children being treated as outpatients can live with their family. It is also a place where families who are going through the same experiences can share their fears and concerns and basically function as a support system.
You are eligible to stay at the Tulsa Ronald McDonald House if…
The Tulsa Ronald McDonald House is a 24 bedroom, non-smoking facility. It is handicapped accessible. The Tulsa House provides the following:
- You live outside a 25-mile radius of Tulsa.
- Your child is 21 years of age or younger.
- Your child is being served for a physical illness or injury.
- You have been referred by a hospital social worker.
The Tulsa House only takes referrals from the hospital social workers. If you are interested in staying at Tulsa's Ronald McDonald House, please contact the Saint Francis Health System Social Work Department at 918-494-1145. One of our social workers will be happy to make arrangements for you while your child receives treatment at The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis.
- One private bedroom and bathroom per family for as many as four family members
- Bed and bath linens
- Fully equipped, double kitchen area
- Free laundry facilities
- Two living areas, with TV, VCR and Nintendo
- Children's inside and outside play areas
A nightly fee of $10 is charged for each room. If you are unable to meet this request, talk with your social worker to make special arrangements. No family is ever turned away because of inability to pay.