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Spiritual Care

Your Partners in Healing
Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education assists patients, families and Medical Center staff in meeting spiritual and emotional needs. As your partners in healing, we understand that illness or medical crises can be challenging, and we offer support that assists you in drawing strength, comfort and courage. Our chaplains are respectful of your individual personal beliefs and values, and are sensitive to the diversity of culture, faith and world view of all our patients and visitors. We also provide worship services, and can help connect you with your own pastor or faith representative upon request.

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Dodd Hall, OSUCCC–James, OSU Harding Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital and
University Hospital
Call 614-293-8791 weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Outside of these hours, call the hospital operator at 614-293-8000 and ask for the chaplain on-call.

University Hospital East
Call 614-257-3255, weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Outside of these hours, call the hospital operator at 614-293-8000 and ask for the chaplain on-call.

If a patient needs assistance contacting their own pastor or faith representative, please call the Department of Chaplaincy (see phone numbers above) and provide the following information:

  • The patient’s name and room number
  • The name of the their clergy/faith representative, their church or place of worship, and a telephone number if known

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