The chaplains of the Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education serve as members of the Medical Center team, providing supportive pastoral, emotional and spiritual care. Our professional chaplains are theologically and clinically trained, and have special education and advanced training in ministering in the hospital setting.
Our work reflects:
- Sensitivity to multi-cultural and multi-faith realities.
- Respect for patients' spiritual or religious preferences.
- Understanding of the impact of illness and medical crises on individuals and their caregivers.
We seek to offer excellent pastoral and spiritual care. We also participate in pastoral research and apply new knowledge and best practices to our work, while educating the next generation of pastors and chaplains through our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs and other education offerings.
The Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education offers worship services throughout the week and on special religious holidays.
There are two Sanctuaries:
- Fifth floor Atrium (Rhodes Hall) at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center Main campus is accessible by University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital and the OSUCCC-James
- 3 North at University Hospital East
The Sanctuaries are open 24 hours a day to patients, visitors and staff for prayer, contemplation and reflection.
Worship opportunities include:
||Ohio State's Medical Center Sanctuary
||University Hospital East Sanctuary|
||Sundays at 10 a.m. — Ohio State's Medical Center main campus Sanctuary (fifth floor Atrium)
|Roman Catholic Mass
||Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.— Ohio State's Medical Center main campus Sanctuary (fifth floor Atrium)
||First Friday of the month at Noon — UH East, 3 North|
|Muslim Community Prayer
||Fridays at 1:30 p.m. — Ohio State's Medical Center main campus Sanctuary (fifth floor Atrium)
Requests: If you would like a visit from a chaplain, prayer, a Bible or other sacred text from a specific faith tradition, communion or other religious, spiritual or pastoral support, please contact us.
Contact us at 614-293-8791 at the Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center main campus or 614-257-3255 at University Hospital East.
Chaplains are available 24 hours a day and can be paged after business hours through the hospital operator at 614-293-8000.