MCB CAMP PENDLETON

Fisher House, Camp Pendleton

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Camp Pendleton_2018 Services Fisher House, Camp Pendleton

Building 2014, San Jacinto Road

Oceanside, CA 92058

760-763-5307/5308

Fax 760-763-5309

Email: kiana.bright@usmc.mil

Website: http://cpen.med.navy.mil

The Fisher House provides a “home away from home” at no cost for families of patients admitted for medical care at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton or affiliated medical centers. The Fisher House represents the commitment to provide quality care and support to their guests during a time of need. They offer comfortably furnished rooms with bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living, dining, laundry and play rooms. The Fisher House is located in close proximity to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.

Eligibility Requirements

Fisher House is available to families of active duty, retired and veterans from all services including the National Guard and Coast Guard
Family must be traveling a minimum distance of 40 miles one way
Lodging is available to families who have no local accommodations
Patient’s condition must be serious in nature and not diagnostic testing, general, or elective procedures
Availability and Placement:

A referral must be completed in advance of arrival and submitted to the Fisher House. However, advance referrals do not constitute a reservation. The Fisher House operates on a day-to-day basis due to the medical needs of their guests and their families. A Fisher House staff member will contact the family regarding availability of lodging.

Referral Form

Physicians, nurses, chaplains, military liaisons, social workers, American Red Cross, case managers and patient administration may prepare referrals.

Admittance Guidelines

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.
Patients are not eligible to stay at the Fisher House without a caregiver.
Each family will be assigned one guest room.
Once eligibility and availability is 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.

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