Fisher House - Orlando VA Healthcare System
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Orlando VA Healthcare System

 

Fisher House

    

The Orlando Fisher House is a beautiful “home away from home” for families and caregivers of Veterans and active duty military personnel receiving inpatient treatment at the Orlando VA Medical Center. The Fisher House enables family members to be close to their loved one during hospitalization by providing comfortable, cost free lodging, only steps away from the Medical Center.

The Orlando Fisher House has 16 private suites, a shared fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a spacious dining room, an inviting family room, modern laundry room, and outdoor patio. Each of the suites come furnished with telephones, TV’s and DVD players. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria must be met to stay at the Fisher House?

Fisher House Guests must be family members, caregivers, or loved ones of a hospitalized Veteran or Servicemember who lives 50 miles or more from the Medical Center. Guests must be able to care for themselves.

Are dining facilities available?

The Fisher House has a spacious dining room and a well-equipped kitchen for guests to use. Some food items may be provided through community donations, but guests should be prepared to purchase their own groceries. Individualized refrigerator and dry storage space is provided.

How does one ask to stay at the Fisher House?

The Veteran or Servicemember’s Social Worker must complete an electronic consult. Guests cannot be accepted without this consult and guests should not contact the Fisher House directly for lodging consideration.

What is the availability?

Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis and reservations are not accepted. Submission of a consult by a Social Worker does not guarantee a room. The potential guest will be contacted the day before the intended arrival date to confirm a room based on availability.

How can I support the Orlando Fisher House?

We depend on donations from individuals and groups to support our mission and to provide for the needs of our Fisher House guests. Donations can be made in several different ways (see below). You can also provide a meal (either cooked in the House or catered by a local restaurant) for guests by signing up at www.mealtrain.com/eynnw2.

 

Support the Orlando Fisher House

The Orlando Fisher House depends on donations from individuals and groups to support its mission and to provide for the needs of our Fisher House guests.  Donations can be made in several different ways:

  1. Orlando VA Medical Center – Voluntary Service
    Attn: Fisher House
    13800 Veterans Way
    Orlando, FL  32827
    Phone: (407) 631-9800

  2. Friends of Fisher House Orlando, 501(c)3
    Attn: Fisher House
    13800 Veterans Way
    Orlando, FL 32827
    Phone (407) 476-3796
    Email: friendsoffisherhouseorlando@gmail.com
    Web Site: www.orlandofisherhouse.org*

  3. You can also E-donate which will allow you to donate to the Orlando Fisher House in a quick, safe way by pledging your support online. You choose the medical center, the amount and the account!

    E Donate button
     

For more information about the Orlando Fisher House, please contact the Fisher House Manager, Teresa (Terri) Turner at (407) 631-9800 or Fisher House Assistant, Roy Daugherty at (407) 631-9810.

*Link will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked Web site.

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Orlando VA Medical Center
    Lake Nona Campus
    Orlando, FL

Contact Number(s)

  • 407-631-9800

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.