hospital chapel

Spiritual Support from UVA Chaplains

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.

How Chaplains Help

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

Come to Pray & Reflect

The chapel is open 24 hours a day for meditation, prayer and quiet reflection.

Location: On the first floor of University Hospital, near the East Elevators

Available resources: Bibles, Qurans, Jewish prayers and booklets of sacred prayers and readings; daily devotionals and prayer cards in Spanish and English; rosaries.

Come to a Worship Service

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 at the chapel:

  • Prayer Service
    Fridays and Sundays
    12:00-12:15 p.m.
  • Interfaith Worship Service
    12:00 -12:30 p.m.
The hands of a chaplain offering spiritual support to a patient.

Around-the-Clock Access

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

To arrange a visit or use the chapel for a service or prayer groupcall 434.924.2642 between 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.