Chaplains, ministers of any faith, can help support people who may be feeling anxious or facing difficult decisions. They maintain confidentiality in counseling relationships.

Chaplains available at Cleveland Clinic include*:

  • Priests (Catholic and Eastern Orthodox)
  • Pastors (Protestant and Non-denominational)
  • Rabbis
  • Imams

For Catholics, priests and Eucharistic ministers offer sacramental ministries, including the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

Request a priest, pastor, rabbi or imam:

From a patient's room
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Phone: ext. 42518
Evenings, nights or weekends, your nurse can page 22956.

From outside of the hospital:
Phone: 216.444.2518

*Special requests for ministers of faith groups not represented in the Department are handled adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

Places of Worship

Places of Worship


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)

Worship Schedule

Worship 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 Spiritual Care Department at 216.444.2518 or ext. 42518 from any patient room.

The following services are held in the Meditation Chapel (Q1-102) throughout the week:
Sunday 11 a.m. Ecumenical Worship
Sunday Noon Catholic Mass
Monday Noon Catholic Mass
Monday 1 p.m. Silent Meditation
Tuesday Noon Catholic Mass
Wednesday Noon Ecumenical Worship
Thursday Noon Catholic Mass
Friday 10:30 a.m. Rest and Renewal (Interfaith)
Friday Noon Catholic Mass

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
  • “Prayers for Comfort and Healing”— a collection of prayers from various faith traditions
  • 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

Labyrinth Meditation Walk

Dates & Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Rooftop (Miller Family Pavilion)

Chair Massage & Reiki

Dates & Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Rooftop (Miller Family Pavilion)

Healing Services

Sometimes, you just don't feel like talking at all. In collaboration with a team of holistic nurses and manual therapists, the 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 healing touch, Reiki, guided imagery 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.