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Spiritual Care

Caring for yourself means caring for your whole self — body, mind and spirit. At PeaceHealth, patients and families can receive spiritual care services from a variety of faiths.

You or a family member may need spiritual care while staying in the hospital; before or after surgery; after being diagnosed with a life-changing illness; or while managing end-of-life care. You may also seek services for guidance, help with making decisions, comfort or prayer. Chaplains and teams of trained volunteers are here for you.

Care providers will listen and guide you, and they will always respect your personal beliefs. At PeaceHealth, you’ll find a full range of care to support your needs.

Spiritual Care at PeaceHealth

Collaboration with your medical team

Our providers care for you as a whole person. That’s why spiritual care providers, including chaplains and volunteers, are committed to working with your medical team to meet your needs. You’re covered around the clock for spiritual care — that includes after hours.

Integrated care

PeaceHealth spiritual care providers are part of the team. We all work together to design a care plan for you or your family member. We can also work closely with bereavement services, palliative care, hospice and more — so you can benefit from a dedicated, compassionate team.

Specialty-trained spiritual care providers

Chaplains and volunteers at PeaceHealth are trained to provide spiritual care that supports you. Chaplains have a master’s-level education and are certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. They’re trained in spirituality, bereavement, ethics, mental health and pastoral counseling. PeaceHealth also trains spiritual leaders and supports a healing ministry through its nationally recognized Clinical Pastoral Education program, which helps providers improve their spiritual caregiving.

Personal attention

At PeaceHealth, your care team works with you and your family to provide spiritual care that is tailored to your needs. We bring compassion, caring and comfort when you need it most.

Treatments Provided

Bereavement services (spiritual care)

PeaceHealth offers bereavement programs to support individuals, families and children after the death of a loved one. 

Bibles and devotional materials (spiritual care)

There are New Testaments in all patient rooms. Bibles with both the New and Old Testaments are available upon request. 

Care baskets (spiritual care)

These baskets contain a variety of items that allow the family to help care for their loved one, including a face cloth to wipe their brow or cool them down, a note book to jot down questions for the doctor, a note card, lotion, other items that might provide assistance and promote healing.

Chapel on site (spiritual care)

PeaceHealth’s on-site chapel is open daily for patients and families of all faiths. You can visit the chapel if you’re looking for a place of quiet respite or if you’re seeking spiritual care materials or resources. 

Chaplain counseling (spiritual care)

During the week, on-site chaplains provide prayer, blessings and support for patients and families who request it. Chaplains are also on call for after-hour needs. 

Community connection (spiritual care)

PeaceHealth caregivers can help you find a church or spiritual gathering in each of our communities and can connect you with resources. Chaplains will also work with your own clergy to fill your requested needs.

Hospice spiritual support

PeaceHealth provides special care for patients who are in end-of-life hospice care, both on-site and at home. Chaplains can also provide guidance and support when hard decisions must be made.

Life event services (spiritual care)

Providers at PeaceHealth can help you with major life events on site. These include baptisms, memorials and other rituals or ceremonies.

No One Dies Alone (spiritual care)

No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that helps make sure patients who are near death are in the comforting presence of another person.  

Rites and sacraments (spiritual care)

On-site services provide Catholic sacraments and other Christian rites. 

Trauma support (spiritual care)

Patients and families that are dealing with traumatic injuries need both physical and emotional support. As part of the trauma team, PeaceHealth chaplains offer spiritual care during this time of need. 

Worship services (spiritual care)

On-site worship services for prayer and reflection, including Sunday morning services, are provided for hospitalized patients and families at the chapel. 

All Spiritual Care Locations