Pastoral Care

Cancer can be a difficult and demanding experience for patients and families. For many people, spiritual resources or faith is a source of strength, support, and comfort during this time.

Chaplains are an integral part of the health care team available to patients and their families 24 hours a day while receiving care at The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Pastoral Care Department is located on the first floor of the West Pavilion lobby, Room 125, next to the Interfaith Chapel. The Interfaith Chapel is always open for prayer, meditation, and reflection.

When to Call a Chaplain

–A patient or family member would appreciate emotional or spiritual support;

–A patient or family member would like prayer or spiritual counseling;

–A patient or family member is struggling with issues of grief or loss;

–When discouragement, depression, or anxiety threaten a patient’s healing;

How to Request a Chaplain

–Ask any hospital staff member to contact a Chaplain for you.

–Call *55 from within UAB Hospital and ask the operator to page the “Chaplain on Call” to come to your room, and share your name and room number.

–Call (205) 934-3411 and ask the operator to page the “Chaplain on Call” to come to your room, and share your name and room number.

–Visit the Pastoral Care Department online or call (205) 934-4254.

–Visit http://www.uabmedicine.org/11263/UAB_Hospital/11286/

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