New Mexico VA Health Care System
Albuquerque Fisher House
The Albuquerque Fisher House is constructed and gifted to the VA by the Fisher House Foundation. There are currently over 82 Fisher Houses located in the US, Germany, and the UK. Construction began in January and is scheduled for completion this fall. Once completed, it will be able to accommodate up to 16 veteran’s families. Up to four family members share one suite with a private restroom. All 16 families will share a common kitchen, laundry room, dining room, and living room. A Fisher House is a temporary residence, NOT a treatment facility, hospice, or counseling center.
For more information, contact: Christina Ramírez, Fisher House Program Manager
call: 505-265-1711 x3180
Because a family’s love is good medicine
Families supporting their Veterans during a hospitalization at the VA Medical Center can be referred to the Fisher House Program to see if they qualify for free, temporary accommodations within walking distance of their Veteran.
This allows families to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what's important--the healing process.
Individuals requesting Fisher House accommodations must be referred via electronic consult by their VA health provider.
A referral is a request, and does not guarantee a reservation. Reservations are based on eligibility and room availability.
Families must be referred by their Veteran's VA health care team.Eligibility Criteria
- 50 miles/2-hour commute from NMVAMC
- Family member/caregiver of a Veteran receiving care through the VA
- Actively engaged in the hospitalized Veteran's treatment plan
- Medically stable and capable of self-care
- Independent and able to live in a communal setting
- Living in stable, permanent housing (not homeless)
- Is free from communicable diseases (flu, chicken pox, C-Diff, etc)
- Abide by the Fisher House Guest Agreement and Rules
Referrals do not guarantee a reservation.
A ‘home away from home’
Each Veteran's family is allowed one private suite to share, with a max occupancy of four people. Families share a communal kitchen, laundry room, dining room, and family rooms with all other guests in the house.
Children are welcome at the Fisher House but must be supervised by the guardian checked in as the guest at all times.
*Pets are not allowed in the Fisher House.