RMHC Rochester, NY provides housing for families of ill or injured children in a communal living setting. It is critical to maintain a safe and sanitary environment in order to protect the health of families, employees, volunteers, visitors or others in the event of community spread of COVID-19 in Monroe County.   

Efforts will be guided by, and in accordance with, all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as guidelines issued by public health authorities and its health/hospital partners. 

Travel Screen & Health Screen:

Effective 3/12/2020 prospective families will be screened for travel to a “Level 2 or 3 Travel Advisory Country” when referrals are made. Prospective families who answer yes to any of the following questions will need to arrange for alternative accommodations:

• Travel history from to Level 2 or 3 Travel Advisory Country (China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy) within the past 14 days
• Knowingly had contact with a traveler who visited Level 2 or 3 Travel Advisory Country within the past 14 days
• Knowingly had contact with someone who test positive for COVID-19
• Fever, cough, or shortness of breath

If any employees, volunteers or visitors answer “yes” to any of the above, they are not permitted at any RMHC Rochester, NY facilities for 14 days.


Let us care for you. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY offers overnight accommodations in addition to respite spaces with food and drink for families to take a break throughout their day. Our goal is to be there for you while your child receives the care they need.

Our 24-bedroom Westmoreland House is located minutes from the Golisano Children’s Hospital. We also have an additional 7-bedroom location called the House Within The Hospital. This house is located on the 5th floor of the Strong Memorial Hospital.