Spiritual Care

We know being in a hospital can be scary. Our team of professionally trained spiritual care volunteers is available to provide spiritual and emotional support for:

  • Patients
  • Families and visitors
  • Staff

Visits are made during day and early evening hours or when the spiritual care volunteer makes regular rounds. The on-call volunteer responds to emergency calls at other times.

To contact spiritual care for support:

Call 703-504-3852 or call 703-504-3000 and ask the operator to page the on-call chaplain.

On the rare occasions a volunteer is not available, you can leave a message at 703-504-3852 and we will visit you as soon as possible.

When to Call Spiritual Care

  • When you feel anxious or fearful about your condition
  • When you are experiencing difficult feeling such as anger, guilt, depression, etc.
  • When you simply wish to tell your story
  • When you desire prayer, religious, or spiritual support
  • When you receive upsetting news
  • When you are struggling with the meaning of illness in your life
  • When you are grieving a loss through death or capacity
  • When you are facing end-of-life questions
  • Sacraments

What We Offer

  • Spiritual and emotional support for patients and family members
  • Compassionate and attentive listening
  • Support as you cope with illness, new diagnosis, chronic and long-term illness
  • Assistance in reconciling your beliefs and values with healthcare decisions
  • Assistance as you search for trust and inner peace
  • A loving and considerate presence
  • Help in recognizing and utilizing your inner strengths

How We Serve

  • A chapel is available for everyone as a place of meditation and prayer
  • Spiritual care volunteers make visits to support patients and their loved ones
  • Visitations and screening of religious/spiritual needs by pastoral care volunteers
  • A calming presence in the midst of the storm
  • Patient advocacy
  • Contact of your pastor, rabbi, imam or spiritual caregiver at your request


The interfaith chapel is open 24 hours a day to people of all faiths. It is located on the second floor next to the visitor's elevator (or just around the corner from the top of the escalator at the visitor’s entrance).

Community Connection

The spiritual care department encourages the services of community religious groups as they respond to their members’ spiritual needs.