Madigan Army Medical Center has a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty services for adult and pediatric patients to include Developmental Pediatrics, Perinatology Fellowship, Hematology / Oncology, NICU, and Radiation Therapy.
Our mission is to provide our military members and their families a comfortable, nuturing and secure environment while they receive medical care at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC).
The Fisher House is located about one half mile from MAMC. The house provides seven family rooms with private bathrooms, TV/DVD, WiFi, telephone and computers. The house has a living room, dining room and kitchen; these common areas are shared by all families. The FH will provide most amenities to include toiletries, towels, linens, high chairs, booster seats, futons, “pack and plays”. Families are responsible for their meals and the kitchen is well furnished with the items needed for food preparation. Each family will have some refrigerator and freezer space plus a cabinet for their food. Laundry area and detergent are provided.
Eligibility and Cost
Fisher Houses prioritizes their rooms according to the severity of the medical condition. All active duty, retired military and military family members who live at least 40 miles away from the medical center are eligible. Referaral can be made in advance, however, that does not guarantee placement into the FH. There is no charge to stay at the FH and demand for our rooms is high; because of this, families should make a back-up plan and be prepared to stay in a local hotel (average $125 a night).
The Fisher House receives a significant portion of their funding through charitable contributions. Our donations come from individuals, spouses’ clubs, military organizations, and chapel designated offerings. The Fisher house operates as a Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI) of the United States Army. Donations made to the Fisher House are tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to: Lewis-McChord Fisher House, 9999 Wilson Ave, JBLM, WA 98433, or if you have questions, please email or telephone: firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-964-9283, or you can make donations on-line at www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=780 please select Fisher House at Lewis-McChord from the drop down menu. Donations made on-line are forwarded to us from the Fisher House Foundation.
JBLM Fisher House is located near the city of Lakewood and the surrounding area of Tacoma. Olympia, Washington’s capital is located 12 miles southwest and Seattle, the largest city, is one hour north. There are several shopping areas nearby to include three malls. Lakewold Gardens, a nearby leisure activity also support the Fisher House. The most popular nearby attraction/site is Mount Rainier, which can be seen most days from JBLM.