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.
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
|Private Bathrooms||Large Communal Style Kitchen|
|Private Phones (Local Calls Only)||Help Yourself Pantry|
|Wireless Internet Access||Individualized Pantries|
|Fios TV||Exercise & Interactive Game Room|
|Xbox 360 Gaming System||24-Hour Business Center|
|International Calling Cards||Laundry Rooms|
|Patio & BBQ Grills|
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.\
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.
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 www.wmata.com for more details.
For more information about The Woodmont House, contact Taylor Watson, House Manager, at [email protected] or 301-652-4874.