The Travis Fisher House
is one of 54 "homes away from home" built on military bases with medical centers by the late philanthropists Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher. They generously created a foundation to help military families in need where they can stay without charge when one of its members is hospitalized.
Located on the grounds of the David Grant USAF Medical Center within a short walking distance of the hospital, the 5,000 square foot house with the comfort and atmosphere of home, has two single bedrooms, three double rooms, and two double room suites, a large common room, dining room, fully stocked kitchen, laundry and office. It accommodates up to seven families or 16 people at a time and provides a comfortable retreat for patient's families.
Since the Travis Fisher House first opened in January 1994, it has served more than 3,200 guests. The average occupancy rate is 100 percent on a "first-come, first-served" basis for those meeting its eligibility criteria. The primary criteria is a NEED to provide a family environment close to the patient.
Other criteria and priority considerations are:
· A patient that is admitted to David Grant USAF Medical Center for three days or more, AND;
· Patient's family lives further than 60 miles from David Grant USAF Medical Center, AND;
· Patient's family is not in a TDY paid status, AND;
· Patient's family does not have friends or family in the area where they can stay;
· Patient's family will be limited to a 30 day stay
The sponsor/military members are given priority as follows:
o Active Duty Enlisted
o Active Duty Officer
The Fisher House hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (707) 423-7550. Your call is very important to us, so please listen carefully to the recorded instructions and leave a message with a phone number before hanging up so we can call you back as soon as possible.
Voice mail is also checked on weekends and holidays. If a room is available, calls will be returned as soon as possible. If no room is available, your call will be returned the next duty day.