Spiritual care

When you need spiritual or emotional support through you or your loved one’s health journey, lean on the chaplains at Spectrum Health.

What’s a Chaplain?

Chaplains provide compassion, comfort and counsel to people of all faiths and traditions—including people who aren’t religious. Chaplains at Spectrum Health have completed special training in working with people in a health care setting.

Can I request spiritual care?

Chaplain services are available to our:

Contact Us

Talk to your care team or call us directly for spiritual care, support and guidance from trained chaplains.

Chaplain services

Spectrum Health chaplains can support you and your loved ones in many ways. You may ask them to:

  • Be a comforting, nonjudgmental presence
  • Contact a religious leader from your faith tradition
  • Help with advance care planning
  • Help you resolve conflicts between your spiritual beliefs and recommended medical treatments
  • Perform religious rituals
  • Provide Catholic communion to patients who identify themselves as Catholic to their nurse
  • Provide grief support
  • Provide religious and spiritual resources
  • Say prayers and blessings

Chaplain services are always free.

Child loss support

For parents who have lost a child, our S.O.U.L. (Sharing Our Untimely Losses) Parent Support Group is available for grief support. Visit the S.O.U.L. information here.

Hospital chapels

Find a quiet place to reflect, meditate or pray. Most Spectrum Health hospitals have an interfaith chapel that’s open to patients and visitors. To learn more, select a hospital: