Spiritual Care

The Spiritual Care Department represents a variety of faith traditions and seeks to provide special events and services that give observance to the importance of spirituality and faith in healing. Chaplains provide spiritual and emotional support to you and your family on request. A chaplain can be contacted at any time by notifying your unit clerk or nurse.

  • Community Interfaith services are held daily at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Catholic Mass is held on Sunday through Friday at noon and on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Muslim Jumah prayer service is held weekly
  • Jewish services are held as arranged by the Rabbi.

For more information, call ext. 7-7138. You may ask your nurse to make arrangements or call the Department of Spiritual Care at ext. 7-7138. When this office is closed, you may dial ext. 7-6751 and ask the page operator to page the chaplain on call. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day.

Not Alone Transition Companion

The Spiritual Care Department has a volunteer program that provides critically ill or dying patients and those without family support with a companion in their final days or hours when family members are not available. The team is seeking compassionate and caring volunteers to sit with patients, read with them or just hold their hand so they are not alone at the bedside. If you have a passion for caring, call the Spiritual Care Department to volunteer. 

Contact information:

Dept. of Spiritual Care
110 Irving St., NW, 1B-18
Washington, D.C. 20010
24/7 on- call chaplain: 202-877-7138