Spiritual care is an integral part of the healing process. It provides an important source of comfort and strength to patients and families faced with serious illnesses or difficult decisions to make.
Our volunteer clergy is made up of leaders from many different faiths and provides compassionate and caring spiritual support to patients and their family members with respect for their beliefs, culture and values. Chaplain services are free and include:
- Crisis intervention
- Comfort and emotional support
- Spiritual consultations and guidance
- Support in decision making and ethical dilemmas
- Prayers, blessings, rituals and sacraments
- Making arrangements with patients’ clergy or spiritual leaders
- End-of-life support
If you are interested in chaplain services, please tell your nurse. You may also contact the Chaplain Office by calling 619-543-2103 or emailing Chaplain Mark Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view an interfaith calendar.
Places for prayer, meditation and reflection, Open to people of all faiths
UC San Diego Medical Center Meditation Room: Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. It is located on the first floor of the Inpatient Tower, off the west entrance of the Hillcrest hospital.
The Solarium at UC San Diego Medical Center: Located on the 11th floor of the Hillcrest hospital.
Moores Cancer Center Meditation Room: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; first floor of Moores Cancer Center. This meditation room is a short distance from Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.