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Daytime retreat

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is a suite designed as a safe zone just for parents. Here, parents can unwind and recharge their batteries away from the traditional hospital environment while remaining close to their child.

The room is conveniently located next to the front concierge desk on the first floor of McLane Children's Hospital and features:

  • Kitchenette - includes a refrigerator, microwave, fresh coffee and snacks provided by family room supporters
  • Full bathroom - includes a shower and linens for those who can't make the trip home to shower
  • Laundry room - supplied with detergent and, for those who may not have a fresh change of clothes, a pair of scrubs
  • Lounge area - furnished with a sofa, recliners and a flat screen TV
  • Computer workstations - equipped to help parents update family and friends on the status of their child

Funding for the Ronald McDonald Family Room was provided by the McDonald's cooperative of owners and operators and the Rotary Club of Temple.

Overnight lodging

The Ronald McDonald House in Temple offers nearby housing to young patients and their immediate family members seeking treatment at the Children’s Hospital at Scott & White. It is a place for families to maintain a reasonably normal life while the patient is undergoing treatment.

Supported by donations and operated independently, the Ronald McDonald House charges just $10 a night, though no one is turned away if they are unable to pay. All that is needed is a referral from a social worker affiliated with Scott & White.

Discover more about supporting or staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Temple, Texas.