The Lodge at Huntington House provides temporary residence, free of charge, to veterans who live outside of a 50 mile radius of the Jamaica Plain campus. The VA Boston Healthcare System is committed to providing Veterans and their loved ones / guardians a comfortable and convenient place to stay while Veterans undergo difficult medical and / or surgical procedures, radiation therapy and / or chemotherapy on an outpatient basis. .
There is one fully furnished bedroom (one per patient and one significant other / caretaker) with a TV / VCR, clock radio with alarm, telephone for local calls only, and refrigerator. On each floor, there are common lounges, dining rooms and kitchens. Washing machines are available on other floors. Some disabled rooms are available on request. There is free parking on the grounds of the medical center.
Responsibilities of the veteran:
Veterans are responsible for providing their own food and personal care items. They can choose to prepare their meals in the shared kitchen, purchase them from the VA cafeteria (7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), or use local restaurants in the area. Because there is a lack of storage space, don’t forget to take the light with you.
Who can stay?
These rooms are reserved for veterans who are scheduled to undergo various medical and surgical procedures at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Their relatives / guardians can stay in the same room as the veteran. However, if the Veteran must be hospitalized, the accompanying caregiver must leave the room; other arrangements will be made by the clinic social worker. It is necessary that all guests are able to support themselves personally or with the help of their spouse / caretaker.
Transportation between Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury will be provided for patients undergoing treatment in West Roxbury. To reserve a room, please inform your doctor that you will need a room at the Lodge at Huntington House. For any questions or additional information, please contact:
The Lodge at Huntington House
Boston VA Health System
150 So. Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130