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Pastoral Care

No matter the time of day, if you need someone to connect with we can provide some comfort. Our chaplains listen to what’s important to you – and help you find hope in your hospital stay.

We help explore coping strategies, identify resources and help you put these pieces together in ways that comfort. That might mean setting aside time in the day for meditation or going with you to receive your latest test results or celebrating positive news.

Services we provide:

  • Grief counseling
  • Strategies for adjusting to life after illness or injury
  • Advance directives
  • Help articulating values to providers and consideration for them in your care plan
  • Spiritual care plans
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Assistance in exploring coping strategies that work for you


Our staff of chaplains are board certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains and have specialized skills serving hospital patients and families. They respect your faith or non-religious preferences. And if you have a specific faith request, our chaplains have partners in the community to call upon. Many of our chaplains have received graduate education from the VCU College of Health Professions patient counseling program.

Request services

Our chaplains are awake and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To request services, ask your healthcare provider.

Our Chapel

You can visit our chapel on the second floor of the Main Hospital. Unless otherwise reserved, the chapel is available 24 hours a day for patients and families. At the chapel, you will find a book to write prayer requests and electronic candles to light for loved ones in the hospital. We occasionally host worship and memorial services in the chapel.