The Woodmont House

The Woodmont House, located at 8324 Woodmont Ave. in Bethesda, MD, is a transitional home for long-term patients who are participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Clinical Center. The Woodmont House accommodates up to five families whose children are no longer in the acute phase of their illnesses but still require treatment. We also accommodate short-term families when The Children’s Inn has reached capacity and families are in need of lodging.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Merck Foundation, The Woodmont House opened its doors in July 2010, in an effort to provide relief to families who surpassed their stay at The Inn, but still need to remain close to the NIH campus. Woodmont provides families with support to encourage autonomy, community integration, and assistance with resources.

All Woodmont House residents are encouraged to visit The Children’s Inn on the NIH campus and may use any and all of its services & amenities or participate in daily activities.

How Families are Referred to The Woodmont House

If a family is coming to The Woodmont House as a long-term family (they have reached the maximum length of stay of 120 days at The Children’s Inn), a staff member will contact their medical team and establish eligibility. If a family is coming to The Woodmont House for a short-term stay, a manager at The Children’s Inn or The Woodmont House will contact the family to let them know that their reservation has been made.

Woodmont House Services & Amenities

Bedroom:Common Areas:
Private BathroomsLarge Communal Style Kitchen
Private Phones (Local Calls Only)Help Yourself Pantry
Wireless Internet AccessIndividualized Pantries
Fios TVExercise & Interactive Game Room
Xbox 360 Gaming System24-Hour Business Center
International Calling CardsLaundry Rooms
Game Room
Basketball Court
Patio & BBQ Grills
Book Nook


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Case Management & Community Partners

The Woodmont House offers residents the opportunity to work with House Managers on a case management level. Families and House Managers meet at your convenience in order to holistically adhere to your specific needs. We set goals to assist you with connecting to your immediate community prior to transitioning home after treatment. Goals include but are not limited to: financial assistance, recreational interests, transportation services, spiritual practices, and much more.\

Woodmont Transportation

Perimeter Shuttle
Stops at Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane every twenty minutes during rush hour 6:31 a.m. – 8:31 a.m. and then starts again at 4:31 p.m. – 7:11 p.m.

Hotel South Shuttle
The Hotel South Shuttle can be paged from The Woodmont House.  View the schedule or ask the Manager for details.

Bethesda Circulator
Free shuttle that runs every 10-15 minutes around downtown Bethesda. The nearest stop is at the corner of Rugby Avenue and Woodmont Avenue, about two blocks away from the house. Stops include Giant and Safeway supermarkets. Click here for more information.

Public Transportation (Metro and Buses)
The nearest Metro stop is Medical Center, a 10-minute walk from The Woodmont House. Ride-on bus and Metro buses also pass nearby. Visit for more details.

For more information about The Woodmont House, contact Taylor Watson, House Manager, at [email protected] or 301-652-4874.