Our children’s hospital is one of a handful of centers across the nation with new immunotherapy clinical trials for children whose cancer has relapsed. (Immunotherapy is a new form of treatment that uses the body’s immune system to attack cancer.)
Some of these trials are only available at our hospital. For others, we are one of a very limited number of hospitals offering such a trial. We cannot promise that your child will qualify for one of these trials, but we encourage you to contact us.
For more than 40 years, the UW Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Program has played a leading role in the fight against childhood cancer.
Why choose American Family Children's Hospital
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and American Family Children’s Hospital offer several innovative clinical trials for children whose cancer has recurred or failed standard treatment.
At the American Family Children’s Hospital, we are here to help provide options, hope, and a family-oriented place for your child to heal.
American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center featuring nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields, including faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health. Named for a generous gift from American Family Insurance and located in Madison, Wisconsin, the state-of-the-art facility wins widespread praise for its expert care and warm, soothing atmosphere that enhances a child’s ability to heal.
1675 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
Ronald McDonald House
The 18-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Madison offers comfortable lodging at a nominal fee for families of patients at American Family Children’s Hospital. Located just blocks from the American Family Children Hospital at 2716 Marshall Court, the Ronald McDonald House seeks to provide families with a home away from home while their children undergo treatment.
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
Staying at the Ronald McDonald House
To stay at the Ronald McDonald House, families must meet the following criteria:
Services for Families
The generosity of volunteers and donors make it all possible. In return, families either stay at no cost or are asked to make a donation of up to $10 per night. Families have never turned away for their inability to pay.
Requesting a Room and Rides
Families of patients at American Family Children's Hospital who want to stay at the Ronald McDonald House may make the initial reservation through the staff at the American Family Children's Hospital Guest Depot or by calling the Guest Depot at (608) 890-8000.
If you have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Madison in the past, you may call the House directly at (608) 232-4660 to make you own reservation. The Ronald McDonald House shuttle operates daily from 8am-8pm. Please call (608) 232-4660 to request a ride. The shuttle picks up at the main entrance of the American Family Children's Hospital.
For more information about the Ronald McDonald Care House, please contact Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison:
Phone: (608) 232-4660