Patient Lodging Network
Through the Patient Lodging Network, the American Cancer Society (ACS) provides discounted lodging for cancer patients undergoing treatment. A limited number of rooms are available at local hotels. For further information about ACS and additional lodging discount options, contact your oncology social worker at ( 317) 948-2538 or (317) 944-8735.
IU Health and ProCare Network have created ProCare Hotels to assist staff, patients, and families in finding and booking hotels in downtown Indianapolis. ProCare has partnered with several downtown hotels to offer the most suitable accommodations and services at significant discounts. To access this service, call (317) 974-2039 for assistance (available 24-hours-a-day, seven days per week). Whether for a single overnight stay or for several weeks, a standard hotel room or an apartment-like suite, ProCare Network will find a place that meets the patient and family’s individual and financial needs. For more information, visit www.procarenetwork.com/go.
Fair Haven Foundation Inc.
Fair Haven Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving IU Simon Cancer Center patients and their families. Housing is provided free-of-charge to eligible patients from outside the Indianapolis area undergoing long-term cancer treatment. Fair Haven leases several one-bedroom apartments at Lockefield Gardens, a private apartment complex located across the street from IU Hospital (a short 5- to 10-minute walk). All applicants must be referred by an oncology social worker. Contact a social worker for more information.
Overnight lodging for families of pediatric patients is available at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), just a few blocks from Riley and University hospitals. The RMH provides comfortable, caring and affordable accommodations in a home-like setting.
RMH amenities include:
- 52 private guest rooms (most with a twin bed and queen bed)
- Bed sheets and towels
- Cots and cribs upon request
- Bathroom shared with one other room
- Laundry facilities and detergent free of charge
- Kitchen facilities with assigned refrigerator space and food storage locker
- Common areas (dining rooms, living rooms, TV areas, play rooms, a library and courtyard)
- Free parking
For more information, visit RMH Web site or call RMH during office hours (9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily) at (317) 269-2247.
Can I Stay at RMH?
The facility is available to families with children under the age of 21 being treated at Riley or University hospitals.
Due to a high demand for rooms, patients are placed on a waiting list in the order their referral is received. They are contacted as soon as a room becomes available. To be placed on the Ronald McDonald House waiting list, call (317) 269-2247, or ask your social worker for a referral.