For family members visiting from out of town, Host Home representatives can arrange short-term housing in area private homes or provide rental and apartment information.
Some accommodations are free while others charge a nominal fee. Call 919-681-4688 for more information.
Many hotels and motels are within walking distance to Duke University Hospital, or offer shuttle service here. Some offer discounts to out-of-town family and friends. Call Patient and Visitor Relations at 919-681-2020 or 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) for more information.
These Web sites also provide descriptions of hotels and motels in the Durham area:
Pediatric patients and their families are eligible for overnight accommodations at the Ronald McDonald House. Outpatients and their families receive priority. A minimal donation is requested. Transportation to and from the Hospital is available during weekdays. Call 919-416-3955.
Adults receiving outpatient treatment at the Duke Cancer Institute are eligible for overnight accommodations at Caring House, a local hospitality house specializing in lodging for patients with cancer.
Caring House is a comfortable, supportive, and community-oriented setting. All guests of Caring House must be referred by an oncology social worker or patient resource manager at the Duke Cancer Institute.
Caring House offers free parking and transportation to and from Duke University Hospital, as well as many other amenities. Caring House requires a nominal nightly guest fee of $30. A seven-day stay, which includes a guaranteed room through the weekend, costs $210 per week.
For further information, please contact Caring House at 919-490-5449.