At Outpatient Centers

Ronald McDonald STAR Center

at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Outpatient Center


It’s a familiar sight: caregivers trying to focus on a child’s medical treatment while caring for other children accompanying them. In some cases, this can be a significant barrier to receiving the best care or making the most informed decisions. The Ronald McDonald STAR Center provides support so caregivers can turn their full attention to the patient.

The STAR (Support, Teaching, Awareness and Resources) Center is a fun and welcoming learning environment for children while their siblings receive outpatient care. Children are given activities and mini lessons to promote well-being and healthy habits. Caregivers are given information and resources to help foster healthy child development and family interactions.

Families also receive information about the free Ronald McDonald Family Resource Link,, which offers a comprehensive collection of organizations, tools, guides and events to help families navigate through challenges.

Woman signing in at the STAR center reception deskGuidelines and Registration

The STAR Center at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Outpatient Center is available for children ages 3-8 during their siblings’ scheduled appointments at the facility.

The STAR Center is staffed by teaching professionals at all times.

Operations are temporarily suspended.

Volunteer Opportunities (temporarily suspended)

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, including becoming a STAR Center Assistant, visit here.

Contact the STAR Center

STAR Center at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Outpatient Center (R Building)
8950 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Staff Coordinator: Pam McCue 216-442-4327

Teachers: Amy Kossiver, Ivonne Rivera Stevens