Ronald McDonald House Iowa City

The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City provides a place for families to stay while their child (age 21 and under) is undergoing medical treatment at local hospitals and clinics.  Any family traveling from at least 20 miles away is eligible to stay at the Ronald McDonald House regardless of their ability to contribute toward their room.

The House provides all basic linens, towels, and toiletries and all rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet.  A nightly home cooked meal is available free of charge to all families staying at the House. The House’s common areas include a library, TV, fireplace, game room and toy room as well as an outdoor playground.

Families wishing to stay at the Ronald McDonald House should call 319-356-3939 to place their name on the Request to Stay list.  The Ronald McDonald House does not accept reservations, as families are often not sure when their check-out date will be due to unpredictable medical situations. Instead, families are provided a room based on daily availability. Ronald McDonald House staff will do their best to place your family into a room on the night you request.

If your family is not able to get a room at the Ronald McDonald House, staff can work with area hotels to provide your family with a voucher to stay at a nearby hotel.  The rate your family would be responsible for is typically between $50 – $75 plus tax each night.

No family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay for their stay.