The chaplains of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital are focused on attending to your spiritual and emotional needs. We offer compassionate support during your hospitalization or the hospitalization of your loved one.

Our Spiritual Care Team

Our chaplains are clinically trained spiritual care providers who specialize in offering spiritual and emotional care and support to patients and their families. They listen to what is important to each person and remain sensitive to differences in culture, race, religion and sexual orientation. Faith or no faith, they are here to care for you, your child and your family.

What We Do

  • Listen compassionately without judgment
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support
  • Support you through care planning and decision making
  • Pray with and for you, your child and your family
  • Conduct bedside visits during hospital stays
  • Provide support for families during surgery
  • Assist you in honoring your faith practices, rituals and sacraments
  • Participate in family conferences
  • Serve as liaison with community clergy and faith communities
  • Provide crisis intervention and bereavement support

Piccolo Chapel

A place of peace and solitude is offered on the first floor (Room 1B) in what is known as the Piccolo Chapel. This interfaith chapel is open for quiet reflection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families and friends will find sacred literature from various religions, Muslim prayer rugs, weekly prayers and a place to leave your prayer requests.

We Are Available for You

Comer Children’s interfaith chaplains are available to support our patients and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may ask your nurse or any member of the health care team to page the on-call chaplain at 7008.

Support Today & Beyond

Our chaplains recognize that support is often needed both today and beyond the care provided while in the hospital. In an effort to provide supportive resources once your or your loved ones' hospital stay has ended, we suggest the following links: