How to Stay in Bend

To qualify to stay at our Bend Ronald McDonald House, families must:

  • Have a patient 21 years or younger being treated at a Bend area hospital. (Parents under age 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.)
    • Patients 18-21 must be accompanied by a support person who is age 18 or older.
    • Families with an unborn baby can request to stay prior to delivery, with a doctor’s recommendation.

Additional requirements at this time due to COVID-19 include:

  • Requests to stay must be for at least five or more nights due to patient appointments, hospital admission, or hospital recommendation. 
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Guests to be checking in at Ronald McDonald House must have been at the bedside of the patient (in a non COVID-19 ward) for a period of 14 days or longer prior to checking in.
    • OR Guests to be checking in at Ronald McDonald House have been residing in other lodging located within the Bend area for a period of 14 days or longer prior to checking in (hotel, Airbnb, RV, etc.).
    • OR Guests to be checking in at Ronald McDonald House are travelling from a location with confirmed, sustained low incidence of COVID-19. Guests from this location must have resided there for a period of 14 days or longer prior to checking in. (Contact us for more information.)
    • OR Guests who do not meet any of the above criteria can provide a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours prior to checking in) to meet requirements.
      • Contact Social Worker for next steps
      • Please note: If traveling by train/bus/airplane, guests will need to arrange test after arrival to Bend.
      • We are not able to accept Positive Antibody tests for COVID-19 at this time.

New & Returning Guests

If you meet the above qualifications, take the next step. To request to stay with us, please contact your child’s assigned hospital Social Worker:

  • St. Charles Pediatric Social Worker: Meredith Schweppe or Laurel Antonucci (541) 706-6360

If you have any questions, please contact the Bend House at (541) 318-4950.