Lids at the LARMH

If you are a medical professional in the Los Angeles area and are interested in referring a family to stay at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, please review our Referral Guide and reach out to our Guest Services Manager with any questions.

Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (LARMH) is committed to providing clean and healthy family-centered spaces for guests to rest, recharge, and connect with one another. The health and well-being of our guest families, staff, and the communities we serve is always our top priority.

We are open at a limited capacity and with additional restrictions. Anyone wishing to stay at LARMH must receive a negative test result from an approved COVID testing facility.  We are continuing to limit the use of communal spaces inside the House, require everyone to wear masks while on the property, and practice social distancing.

A room request does not guarantee a reservation, our House has limited capacity, typically with a waitlist. Same-day requests are welcome. Requests can be made for a 28-day stay with the option to extend the stay if needed. These must come from the patient’s medical social worker, care coordinator, nurse, or doctor at a local partner facility.

We rely on our medical partners to refer only those families who meet our eligibility requirements and who are a good fit for communal living. Please keep in mind:

  • The patient must be under the age of 21 and admitted as an inpatient or receiving active outpatient treatment at a partner medical facility.
  • The parent/guardian must be 18+ to reserve a room.
  • All members of the guest family must meet LARMH requirements, including (1) having no current drug/alcohol abuse, (2) having no conviction relating to domestic violence or crimes against children, including status as a registered sex offender; and (3) having no open case with the Department of Children and Family Services.
  • All guests and visitors must be free from any communicable illness, infectious disease or physical condition that may endanger the health of other residents in a communal environment, particularly those who may be immune-suppressed.
  • All accompanying adults must present valid, non-expired photo identification.
  • There is a suggested room contribution of $25 per night, but this is optional; no family is turned away due to an inability to pay. As needed, we also work with California Children’s Services, insurance companies, and third-party sponsors to cover the cost of housing.

If you are one of our medical partners and are ready to refer a family, please submit a Room Request to [email protected] or fax to 323-663-8550. For questions, please call our Room Request line at 323-644-3060.