Pastoral Care

We offer confidential spiritual care, consultation, and education to patients, families, staff, and students to promote dignity and enhance resilience and mission readiness. 

When you or a loved one is ill or undergoing a medical procedure, you may find strength in sharing your concerns with a chaplain. Confidential, compassionate spiritual and emotional support is available to people of all faiths and those with no faith at all. Chaplains care for all.  

We are ready to assist you in your time of need. Our team of multi-faith chaplains, contract clergy, volunteers and enlisted support staff provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whenever the need arises. 

Patient Services

Chaplains serve on healthcare teams on every patient unit and are aware of many referral sources. 

Inpatient Visits

Chaplains make daily visits to all inpatient units, and are available for spiritual care, pastoral counseling, prayer, sacraments and other rites. You and your family can request a chaplain visit anytime during your stay. You and your family may also bring religious material for personal use, and request your own faith-specific minister to visit you. Please ask your nurse about gaining base access for your minister.  

Same-day Surgery Visits

Call us to request a chaplain visit prior to surgery, or ask your nurse for more information.

Outpatient Visits

Call or visit our main office to request an appointment with a chaplain.

Other Services 

Chaplains can facilitate making connections for those from faiths other than their own. If you have a faith tradition not represented by our chaplains or contractors, we want to help you connect to that source of strength. Please contact us for assistance. 

We also provide:
  • Palliative Care Consultation
  • Closed-Circuit TV Ministry (available to inpatients)
  • Literature Resources upon request
  • Moral Injury Support 
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers
  • Staff Resiliency Support
  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor (call 301.295.0500 for an appointment) 

Last Updated 4/22/2020