A hospital stay can be a very frightening, anxious and lonely time — not only for loved ones, but for family and friends. Your spiritual care is an important part of the healing process which is why Pastoral Care staff is available to you and your loved ones during your time at Baptist Health Louisville.
Pastoral Care staff attends to the spiritual and emotional needs of all patients, families and staff, regardless of religious affiliation or lack of religious affiliation.
As part of the healthcare team, chaplains are available to all hospital units to counsel patients and their loved ones and to consult with other healthcare staff. Chaplains may also provide religious resources and assist in keeping religious practices and observances.
To speak with a chaplain, arrange a visit or to request a spiritual caregiver of a particular faith tradition, call (502) 897-8804 from outside the hospital or your cell phone or ext. 8804 from a hospital phone, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. On evenings, holidays and weekends, ask your nurse to contact a chaplain.
Your clergyperson, faith community leader or spiritual counselor is always welcome in the hospital. Because of federal privacy laws, you or a family member must contact your church family to tell them you are in the hospital.
Find out more about:
- Clinical Pastoral Education services
- When to contact a chaplain
- The Pastoral Care team
- Becoming a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) student
- Giving to Pastoral Care