Thank you for your interest in referring a family to the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. Since our opening in 1980, the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House has worked closely with medical partners to provide housing, comfort, care and support to families receiving medical treatment in the Los Angeles area.

Please click here to download a PDF copy of our Referral Form. 

In order to refer a family, they must meet the following criteria:

  • We accept patients through the age of 18
  • The patient must be currently receiving active inpatient or outpatient medical treatment
  • The family must live at least 30 miles from the House

Please Note: A room request does not guarantee a reservation, but we do our very best to accommodate everyone. Same day requests are welcome. The first referral must come from a social worker, care coordinator, nurse or doctor.

We will also discuss the following with the family:

  • We request an optional donation of $25 per night. Some families pay a portion. No eligible family is ever turned away if they are unable to pay.
  • We request to see their insurance information.
  • We request to see the parent’s valid, non-expired photo identification.

The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is only minutes away from some of the top medical facilities:

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Across the street
  • Kaiser Permanente – Sunset
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children-Los Angeles
  • UCLA Medical Center and many more

When you are ready to refer a family, please download the Room Request Form by clicking the button. It can then be faxed to 323-663-8550.