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HOLCOMBE HOUSE

 

An Amazing Center of Care for Families in Need

Holcombe House is a home away from home for families whose seriously ill children are being treated at a Texas Medical Center member institution. The House has 50 private bedrooms equipped with two queen size beds and a full bath. Dedicated volunteers provide frequent meals and family activities for residents of the House. The House also has a Houston Independent School District school room for patients and school bus transportation for siblings to area public schools. Additionally, families staying at Holcombe House are provided scheduled weekday van service to Texas Medical Center hospitals and a near-by grocery store.


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Holcombe House Additional Features:

  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Gated Garage and Surface Parking
  • WiFi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas and Game Room
  • Community Kitchens

 

 


Eligibility Guidelines

  • Parents/guardians of children age 21 or younger who are hospitalized and/or receiving treatment for serious illnesses at a Texas Medical Center member institution are eligible to stay at the Holcombe House.
  • Each family is allowed one room with a maximum of four guests (including the patient).
  • There are no income or mileage restrictions for admittance.
  • If the parent of the patient is under the age of 21, he/she must be accompanied 24/7 by an adult over the age of 21.
  • Due to safety reasons, pregnant mothers who are admitted into the House, for the purposes of obtaining care for their unborn child(ren), must have an adult (age 21 years or older) with her at all times while at the Holcombe House.
  • During their stay at the Holcombe House all families are provided lodging, many meals, laundry facilities, transportation to and from hospitals, and other services. In order to help cover some of these costs, we request a contribution of $25 per night per room. However, if this presents a hardship for a family, arrangements can be made with the Manager on Duty. No one has ever been turned away from Ronald McDonald House Houston because they couldn’t afford to pay. A family may be admitted to the Holcombe House for a maximum of 45 days during their child’s hospital stay or treatment. After 45 days families are asked to ‘step out’ for a period of 7 days and then are eligible for re-admission.

 


Admission Guidelines

For families that have NEVER stayed at the Holcombe House:
    • A referral by a TMC Health Care Provider or Social Worker is required.
    • A valid photo ID and permanent address is required for check-in.
    • All overnight guests age 18 and up must pass a background check prior to admittance.
    • Upon passing the background check, your family will be placed on the Request List for your desired check-in date. You will be contacted by the House Manager the evening prior to your requested check-in date with availability.
For families that have PREVIOUSLY stayed at the Holcombe House:
  • Families returning within one year of departure may call 713-795-3500 between 9AM and 9PM or click here to fill out our HIPAA-compliant online form to add your name to the Request List for the day you wish to check in.
  • A valid photo ID and permanent address is required for check-in.
  • If it has been more than one year since your last background check, all overnight guests age 18 and up must complete and pass an updated background check.
  • If it has been more than one year since your last visit, you must have a new referral submitted by your child’s TMC Health Care Provider or Social Worker and all overnight guests age 18 and up must complete and pass a background check.
  • Upon passing the background check (if applicable), your family will be placed on the Request List for your desired check-in date. You will be contacted by the House Manager the evening prior to your requested check-in date with availability.
  • Upon check-in, you must provide RMH Houston with a letter indicating a hospital stay or an outpatient appointment schedule.

To submit or update your family’s background consent form, click here to fill out our HIPAA-compliant online form. 

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If you have any questions regarding your upcoming stay at the Holcombe House, please call 713-795-3500 between 9AM and 9PM or email doo@rmhhouston.org.