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Fisher House

Families and/or caregivers of Veterans or active-duty military personnel receiving inpatient treatment at VA Boston Healthcare System (or receiving VA-covered care in the community) may stay at the Fisher House while patients are admitted. Guests living 50 miles or more from the Fisher House receive priority, but exceptions to the mileage can be made if rooms are available. Call 857-203-4000 or email for more information.

Front desk staff duty hours...

Mon: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: No administrative staff on duty.

How to access Fisher House

Fisher House is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

During staffed hours above, call 857-203-4000, email or contact a VA Boston social worker.

After hours and on holidays, request On-Call Social Work service by contacting the Administrator On Duty at 857-203-5490 or 857-203-5491.

Photo of the VA Boston Fisher House kitchen with text,

Fisher House Donation Wish List

  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Individually wrapped snacks
  • Individual coffee creamers
  • K cups

Frequently Asked Questions

The Fisher House Foundation builds and furnishes the house and then donates the house to the VA as a gift. The VA operates and maintains the house.

There is no cost to stay at a VA Fisher House.

Family members /caregivers of a hospitalized Veteran who live 50 miles or more from the Medical Center can stay at the Fisher House. Guests must be able to care for themselves, and follow the house rules.

There are 20 suites, each room has a private bathroom.

The Fisher House has a well equipped kitchen for families to use during their stay. Some food items are donated from the community, but most families bring food.

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