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Fisher House

VA Portland Fisher House is located at the Vancouver VA Campus in Vancouver, Washington is "a home away from home" for families of Veterans and military service members who are hospitalized at the Portland VA Medical Center acute care hospital or who are residents of the Vancouver VA Community Living Center (CLC) or Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Program (RRTP). There is no charge for families staying at the Fisher House.

Fisher House Office Hours and Phone Number:

Seven days a week, Monday through Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Phone number: 360-567-4647

Picture of the Fisher House on the Vancouver Campus of VA Portland Health Care System

Join us on May 8, 2024 when the VA Portland celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the Vancouver Campus Fisher House!

More details will be forthcoming. Stay tuned to our website and the VA Portland Facebook page for more info!

VA Portland Fisher House opened for guests on March 23, 2016. As the 70th VA Fisher House, the VA Portland Fisher House is part of an ever-expanding network of Fisher Houses at military installations and VA medical centers across the nation.

Located on the southeast side of the Vancouver Division of the VA Portland Health Care System, the VA Portland Fisher House is a fully accessible, 13,500-square-foot home with 16 private guest suites. The common areas and guest rooms are professionally designed and beautifully furnished.

Pictures of the living quarters inside the VA Portland Fisher House

Fisher House guests share a large, fully equipped and well-stocked kitchen with space for guests to store their own food. The dining area offers a place for the family to gather and enjoy home-style meals. 

Pictures of the living quarters inside the VA Portland Fisher House

Other common areas include separate family and living rooms, a large laundry room, and tranquil outdoor patios.

Pictures of the living quarters inside the VA Portland Fisher House

Like hotel rooms, all Fisher House guest rooms have a private attached bath and amenities, including all linens, wireless internet (throughout house), TVs and DVD player, telephone, and desks (in most rooms). Most importantly, the Fisher House has staff and volunteers to support our military service members, Veterans and their families.

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military and Veterans in their time of need. The Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military installations and VA medical centers. 

Support VA Portland Fisher House

You can be a part of the Fisher House mission. The VA Portland Fisher House depends on donations from individuals and groups to support its programs. Funds will be used to support the ongoing, daily needs of the Fisher House as well as to enhance the stay of Fisher House guests. By donating directly to the VA Portland Health Care System, you can be assured that 100 percent of your donation will be used to support the VA Portland Fisher House.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the VA Portland Fisher House, please contact the VA Portland Voluntary Service Office: 503-220-8262, ext. 55042

Or mail your donation to:

VA Portland Health Care System Fisher House

Attn: Voluntary Service

3710 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Road

Portland, OR 97239

On the check remarks line, please write in: VA Portland Fisher House

Support VA Portland Fisher House with a debit or credit card donation on

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

  • Veterans attending outpatient appointments may stay at the Fisher House if they are accompanied by a family member or caregiver, and require at least two nights of lodging. Veterans must be deemed medically stable by the treating provider.
  • Families of Veterans visiting a hospitalized Veteran or Active Duty Service Member. Guests may stay if the Veteran is receiving care at a VA Portland facility.
  • Veterans must live 50 miles or at least two hours away from their home to the VA Portland treating facility (Portland or Vancouver campuses).
Additional Lodging Criteria:
  • All potential Fisher House guests must be medically stable, self-sufficient, and able to independently care for themselves. There is no medical staff, catering staff, or maid service at the Fisher House.
  • Guests must be willing to abide by all the house guidelines and regulations including: no eating in guest rooms (kitchen and dining room only), no smoking, no weapons, no alcohol or drug use, and be willing and able to clean up after themselves.
  • Must have a referral placed before staying at the Fisher House.
  • Guests cannot have the following needs and/or conditions: home health, wound vac, C-Diff, running IV's, or TPN. If guests have any of these needs or conditions, they will not be eligible to stay at the Fisher House.
  • Comfort dogs, companion dogs, emotional support dogs, emotional assistance dogs, and pets are not permitted in the Fisher House.

Requests for Fisher House lodging can be made through VA staff assisting with your care, such as Social Workers, Facilitators, etc.

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

There are 16 suites, each room has a private bathroom.

Special features of the Fisher House:

  • Private bedroom 
  • ADA accessible bathroom suites
  • Communal living room, dining room, library, laundry facility and gourmet kitchen
  • An elevator for a accessibility to the second floor

Yes, parking in front of the Fisher House is available. Due to the limited quantity of parking spaces, one spot is allotted per family.

Donors help make it possible for us to have food available for guests who reside in the house. If particular food items are not available, guests are responsible for purchasing them. A large kitchen is available for guests to store food and prepare their own meals.

Like a hotel, we provide fresh linens and towels to guests to use during their stay.

We encourage guests to check-in no later than 4:00 p.m. so that a staff member can be available for check-in.

Check-out time is no later than 11:00 a.m.

The VA Shuttle that runs between the Portland and Vancouver campuses is available Monday through Friday.  There is no VA provided shuttle transportation on weekends or holidays.  Guests may use public transportation or community cabs at their own expense. 

The VA Shuttle schedule is available on the Vancouver VA Medical Center page under "Prepare for your visit - Shuttle Bus Service"