Chaplains

Chaplains

Clinically trained chaplains are members of the healthcare team who can provide spiritual and emotional support in times of need. Chaplains respect your dignity and do not impose their beliefs or any religious practices. They maintain confidentiality in counseling relationships. Our staff of caring chaplains are available 24/7 to provide support, guidance, and counsel to your and your family

If you wish to have a visit from a religious representative of a particular faith or from your own pastor, priest, rabbi, or imam, contact the Center for Spiritual Care. Special requests for ministers of faith groups not represented in the department are handled adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

Center for Spiritual Care
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave / Q1-3
Cleveland Ohio 44195

Telephone: 216.444.2518
Fax: 216.636.0614
Pager: 22956
Email: SpiritualCareMain@ccf.org

Places of Worship

Places of Worship

Chapel

The Catherine T. and John E. Gallagher Family Chapel is a quiet, peaceful place for prayer, meditation and reflection
Location: Cleveland Clinic main campus, Glickman Tower (Q Building), First Floor

Jewish Chapel

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Jewish Chapel is available at all times for prayer, silent reflection, and small group worship. The code to enter the room is indicated on the door in Hebrew numbers.
Location: Cleveland Clinic main campus, H Building, first floor (H1-270A) behind Starbucks

Muslim Prayer Room

The Sheikh Maktoum Prayer Room for Muslim patients, visitors and Cleveland Clinic employees is available for use at all times. There is an adjoining prayer area within the prayer room for Muslim women who desire to join communal prayers. 

Location: Cleveland Clinic main campus, Glickman Tower (Q Building), First Floor (across from the chapel)

Service Schedule

Service Schedule

The following weekly services are available. For more information on services available for specific religious holidays or if you would like information on local places of worship and religious communities, please contact the Center for Spiritual Care at 216.444.2518.

The following services are held in the Meditation Chapel (Q1-102) throughout the week:
Sunday 11 a.m. Prayer Service
Sunday Noon Catholic Mass
Monday Noon Catholic Mass
Monday 1 p.m. Silent Meditation
Tuesday Noon Catholic Mass
Thursday Noon Catholic Mass
Friday Noon Catholic Mass
Friday 1 p.m. Silent Meditation

Communal Muslim prayer is held on Fridays at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. in the Muslim Prayer Room (across from the chapel).

Prayer Resources

Prayer Resources

Prayer Requests

A three-ring binder of public prayers and prayer requests for inclusion in personal prayers is in the Chapel, which is located on the first floor of Glickman Tower, near the Q elevators. A chaplain will pray these prayers daily.

Reflective Readings and Prayer Aids

The Spiritual Care Department provides reflective reading and prayer literature, as well as some prayer aids, upon request by calling the Spiritual Care Department at 216.444.2518 or ext. 42518 from any patient room.

These include:

  • Bibles
  • Qur'ans
  • Other religious texts from various faith traditions
  • Daily devotional booklets
  • Prayer aids, including rosaries and novenas
  • Electric Shabbat candles
  • Pillows for sitting meditation/prayer
Other Resources

Other Resources

Healing Services

Sometimes, you just don't feel like talking at all. A team of holistic nurses and chaplains offer access to other modalities of treatment for pain, anxiety or generally feeling ill-at-ease. These modalities, under the Healing Services banner, may include guided imagery, aromatherapy, touch therapies such as Reiki and more. We work with you to find approaches that you are comfortable with.

Please call 216.445.9543 or have your nurse place a Healing Services referral.

Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care Department provides for the religious and spiritual needs of patients, their families and loved ones, and also Cleveland Clinic staff and employees.