What We Do

The Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield welcomes families (parents or legal guardians) of seriously ill children, newborn through age 18, who are hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment at Saint Joseph’s Children's Hospital or Marshfield Clinic. Those wishing to stay at the House must meet the following requirements:

  • Live outside the city limits of Marshfield.
  • Mothers and fathers under the age of 18 cannot stay alone in the House.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 (unless married) must be accompanied by a related adult or legal guardian.
  • Check in and out is from 8 AM -9 PM daily. Emergency calls until midnight.
  • Pass the background checks completed on all guests 18 and older.
  • Present a valid photo ID at check-in.

Marshfield’s House is a charming two-story brick home located across the street from Saint Joseph’s Children's Hospital so parents can be immediately available-day or night-should their child need them. Children receiving outpatient treatment may stay here with their parents to be close to the medical facility. In addition to their private room, parents will find a warm comfortable setting where they can rest, prepare a hot meal, and perhaps as important, share their concerns and experiences with other parents in similar situations.

Our Ronald McDonald House has the capacity to lodge 10 families. Not just for sleeping, the House helps ease the financial burden by providing generously stocked kitchen and laundry facilities, a pleasant sunroom, comfortable living rooms, and an outdoor deck and play area-all for a minimal nightly fee. With our new elevator, it is also handicap accessible.

Families at the RMH of Marshfield are asked to pay $5.00 per night. The House Director on an individual basis reviews financial hardship. No family who qualifies is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Preregistration by phone is required during office hours from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Families should call us a few days ahead to preregister, if possible. They then need to call the office the day that they need the room as we cannot accept advanced registrations.