Not every visit to a Columbus-area facility warrants an overnight stay with us. In the instance where families have a doctor’s appointment, assessment, or same-day procedure, we offer our day pass program for a nominal fee of $10 per day per family. Families are able to utilize our private bath and shower facilities, kitchen, guest refrigerator and pantry food items, laundry, TV and family rooms, and playground.
As with our overnight guests, Day Pass guests must be referred by a Columbus medical facility social worker or designated nurse clinician, and have a child 21 years of age or younger receiving medical treatment. Day Passes will be issued subject to availability of House facilities, current occupancy of House, and proximity of family’s permanent residence to hospital. Background checks will be conducted on all adult guests over the age of 18 to ensure the safety and well-being of all other guests of our Ronald McDonald House. All adults must present a photo ID upon check in. As with registered overnight family guests, eligible day pass guests will be admitted on a first-come, first served basis (subject to House availability) without regard to the family’s race, creed, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, nationality, or any other characteristic.