The Chaplains are part of the health care team and their service is free of charge. As clinically trained clergy, they are grounded in a variety of religious traditions, and trained to be able to be helpful to, and respectful of, those of all faiths, as well as those who are not comfortable with religious beliefs. They meet you where you are and can be of help in the midst of troubled waters. They are there for you, and also for your family.
Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Feelings of sadness, loneliness, or loss
- Feelings of anxiety or stress
- Dealing with family conflicts, worries, or communication issues
- Trying to find courage to face your condition
- Trying to be hopeful and realistic at the same time and finding it hard
- Your sense of who you are and your place in the world seems to be changing in ways that are confusing
- Finding your suffering too much to bear
The Spiritual Care staff can be there with you as you work your way through experiences such as these. You can contact them directly or ask your nurse or doctor for a referral.
If you would like a chaplain to pray with you, they will do this in a way that is sensitive to your particular beliefs. They can offer scripture or readings harmonious with your tradition or spirituality. They can connect you with other resources. Sometimes you may have internal conflicts or problems with religion that are getting in your way such as anger or feelings of guilt. They can often help you find your way through these issues.
They also have many tools including complementary approaches such as meditation, relaxation techniques, healing touch or guided imagery. They begin with what you are comfortable with and accompany you, using their skills. They never push their beliefs or overstay their welcome.
Patients and families can call ext. 42518 from the hospital phone or dial 216.444.2518 from any phone.
Select a link below for information about Spiritual Care services at various regional hospitals.
Call Spiritual Care at 216.444.2518
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
You may use extension 42518 from any patient room.
Chaplains are available 24 hours/day by paging 22956.
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9500 Euclid Ave / Q1-3
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Spiritual Care is located on the first floor of the Glickman Tower (Q Building) on Cleveland Clinic main campus.