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VA Boston Healthcare System


Frequently Asked Questions

Top to bottom: Fisher House exterior; guest bedroom; dedication plaque; living room 


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Who owns the Fisher House?

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.

Does it cost anything to stay at a Fisher House?

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

What is the criteria to stay at the 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.

How many rooms are there?

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

What do families do about meals during their stay?

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.

How many Fisher Houses are there?

Boston will be the 46th Fisher House to be dedicated. Houses are on VA and Department of Defense Medical Centers. Boston will be the 15th house to be on a VA Medical Center campus.

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