Housing For Patients' Families
Rotary House of Ketchikan, Inc.
Because we know a lot of people come to Ketchikan to seek medical care, be it elective surgery, specialty visit or dental care, Rotary 2000 and PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center joined together to create a low-cost housing alternative.
Rotary House of Ketchikan, Inc., is a local non-profit organization consisting of three condominium units (#317, #610 and #611) located at the Mary Francis Building in downtown Ketchikan. Unit 610 is handicapped accessible.
The Mary Francis Building is a secured facility from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and all day on Sunday. A key card is required to gain access to the building at these times. The condominiums are located near the bus service as well as local grocery stores and other merchants. The condominiums are fully furnished and equipped with kitchenettes.
Who Can Rent These Units?
Anyone traveling to Ketchikan to seek medical care may rent the units. There is no limitation on the length of stay. If an expecting mom needs to be in Ketchikan two weeks prior to her due date, she can rent one of the units until the birth of her baby and beyond. Family members of hospital patients are also welcome to rent the units.
The condominiums will be rented on a first come, first served basis. Handicapped individuals will receive first consideration for the handicapped accessible unit.
The units are private and individuals will be responsible for providing their own care. Emergency medical care can only be obtained through use of the local emergency number—911.
How Much Does It Cost?
Unit 317 is a one bedroom and costs $80.00/night. Units 610/611 are efficiencies and cost $65.00/night. Units can be paid for using credit card, cash or Medicaid. Balance is due upon check-out. If paying by cash or Medicaid, a key deposit will be collected at check-in.
Most insurance plans will not cover the cost of an overnight stay. However, we encourage you to contact your insurance plan to verify. If your insurance will cover the stay, it is your responsibility to bill your insurance.
The hospital will bill Medicaid if your travel and lodging has been preapproved and you have a prior authorization number.
How Do I Make Reservations?
Contact the House Supervisor at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center by calling (907) 254-5163. If there is no answer, please call back until you reach the house supervisor, who may be momentarily busy but will answer your call as soon as possible. We will then reserve one of the units for you and give you further details.
Some rules to remember when considering the Rotary House:
- Smoking is not allowed ($200 cleaning fee if smoking is detected).
- Only registered service-animals are permitted with documentation.
Who Are We?
Rotary 2000 is a member of Rotary International, a worldwide non-profit service organization. Our mission is "service above self."
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is a not-for-profit community Medical Center operated by PeaceHealth, with locations in southern Southeast Alaska and throughout the Northwest.
We provide an array of health care services including emergency care, orthopedic and sports medicine, surgical services, pediatrics, women’s health, maternity, birthing center, sleep study center, diagnostic imaging, psychiatry, long-term and transitional care, home health, and diabetes education.
We strive to provide each person with safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch.
Rotary House of Ketchikan
3100 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan AK 99901
Phone: (907) 254-5163
Email: Richard Sayer