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Spiritual Support (Chaplaincy)

If you’re a patient, family member, caregiver or staff member, we’re here for you. We provide interfaith services, which means we value and respect religious diversity and provide spiritual care and understanding to people of all faiths.

Maybe you’re having trouble adjusting to an illness or have questions about the meaning of life. We listen to you with an open mind and an understanding ear. You don’t need to be religious or to belong to any congregation to call on us.

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Spiritual Support (Chaplaincy)

Find out about the spiritual support offered by the chaplains at the hospital.

Spiritual Support (Chaplaincy)

If you’re a patient, family member, caregiver or staff member, we’re here for you. We provide interfaith services, which means we value and respect religious diversity and provide spiritual care and understanding to people of all faiths.

Maybe you’re having trouble adjusting to an illness or have questions about the meaning of life. We listen to you with an open mind and an understanding ear. You don’t need to be religious or to belong to any congregation to call on us.

What Chaplains Can Do For You

  • We’re here to help you and your family:

    • Find a religious caregiver 
    • Talk over concerns about ethics or health care decisions
    • Request religious rites, services and prayers or sacred literature
    • Cope with pain, suffering and emotional distress
    • Deal with grief and death

    Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    To arrange a visit, call us at 434.924.2642 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    After 5:00 p.m., ask staff to dial ‘0’ and ask for the on-call chaplain.

Visit the Hospital Chapel

A Place to Pray & Reflect

We invite you to visit the interfaith chapel on the first floor of University Hospital, near the East Elevators, at any time. It is open 24 hours a day for meditation, prayer and quiet reflection.

The chapel includes a literature rack with Bibles, Qurans, Jewish prayers and booklets of sacred prayers and readings. We also have daily devotionals and prayer cards in Spanish and English. Rosaries are also offered.

Chapel Use

The Department of Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education must approve use of the chapel for services and prayer groups. Contact us at 434.924.2642 or chaplaincy@virginia.edu.

Interfaith Worship Services

  • Open to all, including patients, families and staff. Patients may dress informally (bathrobes, etc.). Check with the charge nurse before leaving your unit.

    Weekly services include:

    • Sunday Prayer Service
      Hospital Chapel
      Sundays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Friday Prayer Service
      Hospital Chapel
      Fridays, 12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
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