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Pastoral Care

Our trained hospital chaplains are here to assist those in need of spiritual and emotional support.

Pastoral care chaplains are available in house Monday-Friday, and are on call on the weekends. We are available 24/7, and will respond to your needs.

We provide:

  • Emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families
  • Dialog to help patients/families make their ethical decisions
  • Pastoral counseling and referrals
  • Bibles and other literature to enhance the healing process
  • Music therapy
  • Phones for the hearing impaired
  • A listening presence for both patients and families
  • Meditation room-The meditation room is located on the 2nd floor, Rm 2187, across from the main elevators. Here you will find prayer books (prayers are said daily by chaplains), a bible, care notes, and a quiet place to reflect and pray

When to call a chaplain for patients and families:

  • If you desire prayer or spiritual guidance
  • If you desire a specific rite or ritual ( I.E., Communion Baptism, Sacrament of the sick, or Annointing)
  • When there is a death or crisis
  • When there is an emergency
  • If you have unresolved grief, lack of faith, lack of hope, feelings of loneliness or abandonment
  • When you need information about community religious groups and/or resources-clergy contacts upon request

How to reach pastoral care:

  • Ask a nurse to call a chaplain to visit you
  • Call the pastoral care office during business hours from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 419.383.3851 (please leave a clear message if there is no answer)
  • Call the hospital operator at 419.383.4000 to have a chaplain paged

The University of Toledo Medical Center Pastoral Care and Patient Support Services 3000 Arlington Avenue, Rm 0135, Mailstop 1055 Toledo, Ohio 43614-2595 Phone: 419.383.3851 Fax: 419.383.6608

Last Updated: 6/17/14