Landstuhl Fisher House Mission
The two Landstuhl Fisher Houses provide a “home away from home” for families and patients receiving medical care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany. Families served are from the US European Command, US Central Command, US Special Operations Command, US Africa Command and 72 Embassies in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. As of today, we are proud to have supported over 9,900 families; 2,475 of those families came from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-Afghanistan) or Operation New Dawn (formerly OIF). We are also proud to say we have assisted 27 coalition countries in their families’ time of need.
Landstuhl Fisher House Eligibility and Cost
Eligibility and Cost: Landstuhl Fisher Houses prioritize their rooms according to the severity of the medical condition. All active duty, retired military, military family members, DoD civilians and members of the coalition forces receiving medcial care at LRMC, andwho live at least 50 miles away from the hospital are eligible. in order to serve our families in crisis, we are unable to make reservations. Referrals can be made one week in advance. Confirmation is normally given one business day before arrival. There is no charge to stay at the Fisher House and demand for our rooms is high; because of this, families should make a backup plan and be prepared to stay in a local hotel (average/80 Euro/night), if the Ramstein Inn (single and family) is not available. The billeting reservation number is 06371-45-4920 or DSN 480-4920 or contact us for a list of local hotels. For combat casualties, service liaisons: Army DSN 486-6918; Marine DSN 486-6677; Air Force DSN 486-7660; Navy DSN 486-8127.
Landstuhl Hospital Information
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is the largest American hospital outside of the United States, and the only American tertiary hospital in Europe. It is a fully accredited health care facility which serves approximately 100,000 primary care beneficiaries and 245,000 total beneficiaries in the European Command. LRMC has treated more than 58,000 military, and civilians, which include DoD civilians, contractors and coalition military members from 44 countries. LRMC’s specialties include Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Cardiology, Rheumatology, Burn Stabilization, Neurosurgery, Ultrasound/CAT Scan, Addiction Treatment Facility, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Family Assistance Center is available to help families who come from the USA on orders and military ID holders.
LRMC has a Dining Hall, Burger King, Subway, and Java Coffee/Sandwich Shop for meals. There is a Shoppette, gas station, bank, and post office in the complex.
Fisher House Information
Landstuhl Fisher Houses (LFH) I and II are both located across the street from the hospital. The two houses provide a total of 19 rooms with private bathrooms, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, telephone and computers are available. There are also two family suites with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom to accommodate larger families who need the services of the LFH. The houses each have a large living room, dining room and kitchen; these common areas are shared by all the families. The LFH provides most amenities to include toiletries, towels, linens, high chairs, booster seats, futons, bassinettes, and ‘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 space and freezer space plus a cabinet for their food. Laundry area and detergent are provided.
Families do not pay to stay at a Fisher House. Fees at Army, Navy and Air Force Fisher Houses are underwritten by the Fisher House Foundation.
There is no child care provided by the Fisher House, but as space allows, it is available at the LRMC Child Development Center. Please have your child’s shot record available.
Landstuhl Travel Information
We are located in the southwest area of Germany 1.5 hours south of Frankfurt airport. Families coming from the USA on Invitational Travel Orders will be picked up by official personnel. There are shuttle services for approximately $80/round trip (cash or credit card) that will bring families directly to the Landstuhl Fisher House; the meeting area is the American USO in Terminal 1, Hall C. Flight information and names of passengers are needed to make a reservation. Rita’s Airport Shuttle: 06371-58626 or from the USA 011 49 6371-58626. The USO will assist service families without a reservation as well. The airport and train station are co-located. The train costs about the same as the van shuttle service. Take the train to “Landstuhl” and then take a taxi from the train station to the Fisher House (additional 5 Euros).
Please make sure to get a taxi that has on-base/post privileges.
Rental cars are available at the airport from all major companies, however, driving on the German autobahns is not recommended if you are not familiar with them.
Landstuhl Fisher House Donations
The Landstuhl Fisher Houses receive a significant portion of their funding through charitable contributions. The donation goal is $300K; individuals, spouses’ clubs, military organizations, and chapel designated offerings contribute to this total. The Landstuhl Fisher Houses operates as a Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality of the United States Army. Donations made to the Landstuhl Fisher Houses are tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to: Landstuhl Fisher Houses, CMR 402 , APO AE 09180, or If you have questions, please email or phone: Civilian 06371-61833-11or DSN 486-6630 or you can make donations on-line at www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=780, please select Fisher House at Landstuhl, Germany from the drop down menu. Donation made on-line are forwarded to us from the Fisher House Foundation.