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Transportation and Lodging Pediatric Oncology

There are a number of places at and near Johns Hopkins that families traveling from out of town can stay. Our social work staff assist families with these arrangements. To obtain a referral, please contact:

Ann Katz

Senior Social Worker

Pediatric Oncology/Hematology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Phone: 410-955-8124

*For local housing please contact your assigned local social worker.

The Children’s House

The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins is located across from the Hospital’s Wolfe Street entrance (1915 McElderry Street). The four-level, 18-unit, brick building provides an inexpensive home-away-from-home for patients and their families. Major support comes from the Grant-A-Wish Foundation and the Children’s House endowment. It is available to families through referral by social workers and nurses. 410-614-2560

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House, located at 635 West Lexington Street, is available to families through referral by social workers. The nearby Baltimore Inner Harbor area also offers a variety of hotels that provide discounted rates to Johns Hopkins patients and their families. 410-528-1010.

The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion

301 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

For patients 21 years of age and older:
The Hackerman-Patz Pavilion Patient and Family Pavilion provides overnight accommodations specifically built for those receiving medical treatment in Pediatric Oncology at the Bloomberg Children’s Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Pavilion offers gracious, supportive and affordable hospitality in a home-like, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with on-site management 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Pavilion is within walking distance of the Bloomberg Children’s Center and the main entrance to the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

If you are traveling to Johns Hopkins Hospital for care and would like to inquire about being placed on the waiting list, accommodations are scheduled through the Housing Referral Service by contacting 410-614-6527. For information or immediate assistance, Monday through Friday after 4:30 pm or on Saturday and Sunday, please call 410-955-2304

The McElderry House

2000 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

For patients 21 years of age or older:
The McElderry House has 17 individual townhouses, each within two blocks of Johns Hopkins Hospital.  They rent these houses out by the bedroom, or as entire units. When you rent a single room, you share the common areas of the house with other guests who are also visiting Johns Hopkins. You can choose a private or shared bath, depending on availability; the price depends on how much of the house you share with other people. You can also choose to rent an entire house. Most bedrooms are on the second floor, so there’s a flight of stairs in the house. Linens, towels, paper products, soap products, coffee, tea, and filtered water are provided. Houses have a fully equipped kitchen complete with pots, pans, and dishes, and have a washer and dryer. Local phone, basic cable, and central heat and air are provided. For more information please call 1-800-295-4131 or email


*Please discuss transportation options with your assigned social worker. There are also public transit options listed below:

Johns Hopkins Shuttle Services
Phone: (410) 502-6880

Shuttle service within the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in East Baltimore is available by dispatch 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Service between East Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus and Green Spring Station is available during weekdays only. Information on shuttle schedules, wheelchair accessibility and other information is available by calling the Transportation Office between 6:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Taxicab service is available at the Meyer Wolfe Street entrance and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center Caroline Street entrance. If a cab is not immediately available, you may use a courtesy phone located at each information desk which will enable you to connect directly to the dispatcher for service.

Public Transit
Phone: (410) 539-5000
The Mass Transit Administration (MTA) provides a network of affordable and accessible transportation services throughout Maryland. The complex of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions is located along more than one bus route, is minutes away from two MARC train stations and the Light Rail, and is a stop on the METRO subway line located between the Outpatient Center and the Hospital on the Concourse Level.

Guest Services

For assistance with directions, local hotels and attractions, and special requests.
Phone: 410-614-5100