Guest Eligibility


Fisher House Bethesda is available to active duty, retired military, and veterans and their families from all services. The family must be traveling a minimum distance of 40 miles one way with no local lodging accommodations available.  The patient's condition must be serious in nature and not diagnostic testing, general or elective procedures.

Due to priority and urgent medical needs, it is not always possible to admit families on a first come first serve basis.  The following factors are taken into consideration:

·         Medical Condition - Terminal, Critical, Serious (Not for elective procedures)

·         Financial - Junior personnel have priority

·         Status - Active duty personnel have priority

Once eligibility and availability are confirmed, the family will be contacted by the Fisher House staff when a room is available.  A family may be admitted after business hours if prior arrangements have been made with the Fisher House staff.