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Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco

Providing a space to recharge, essential care items, meals, & support steps away from patient care

Our first Ronald McDonald House program in San Francisco was established in January 1989 with our House on Scott Street. Today, we operate inside UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay, providing in-hospital meals, and family programming just steps away from patient care.

Read more about our San Francisco history and evolution >

Families are welcomed by trained Ronald McDonald House staff and volunteers. Located on the 6th floor at the Center for Families. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Ronald McDonald House Programs

Families of children receiving care at our partner hospitals are welcome to utilize RMHC Bay Area programs and services during the day, including:

  • a place to rest and regroup
  • Grab coffee/tea, snacks
  • Daily use items- hygiene and laundry kits, etc.
  • Adult and child activity books
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Day Use

Families of children receiving care at our partner hospitals are welcome to utilize RMHC Bay Area programs and services during the day, including:

  • practical and relaxing common areas including great rooms, kitchens and dining rooms
  • no-cost megaBITES meals
  • Private showers and restrooms
  • age-appropriate play areas
  • laundry facilities
  • seasonal day camps for patients and siblings

Meals

Free lunch and dinner meals are provided for all in-hospital families. Meals are available Monday through Friday; lunch is served from noon – 1 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..

A boy enjoys a home cooked meal
A boy enjoys a home cooked meal

megaBITES Meals

The megaBITES volunteer teams will provide hot, nutritious meals for families with day passes as well as those staying at our Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco.