Our Spiritual Care Services are designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and religious needs of all our patients and their families.
Our spiritual care team is a group of caring and compassionate individuals who help patients and families draw upon the strength and wisdom of their faiths to:
- Understand and cope with illness
- Cope with grief and loss
- Make ethical and moral decisions
- Make end of life decisions
Our clergy make regular visits to patients when requested. A member of the spiritual care team is on-call 24 hours a day to respond to patient needs.
Patients should inform a member of the patient's health care team if they desire a visit. Patient confidentiality and cultural needs are respected at all times.
A Chaplain is on call 24/7 for emergencies. Call the hospital operator at 717-782-3131 and ask for the chaplain on-call for the particular faith tradition and campus. UPMC Community Osteopathic Spiritual Care Services Staff have offices (Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; M-F). For non-emergent needs contact:
Patients and families are welcome to use our chapel and meditation room at any time, day or night.