The chaplains of the University of Chicago Medicine are focused on 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 spiritual and emotional care and providing support to patients and their families. They pay attention to each person’s individual needs and remain sensitive to differences in culture, race, religion or faith tradition and sexual orientation.

  • What Our Spiritual Team Does
  • Listen compassionately without judgment
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support
  • Support you through care planning and decision making
  • Pray with and for you, your family and your friends
  • 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

UChicago Medicine’s chaplains served people from more than 58 different religions in the first two quarters of 2021, including:

Catholic (Roman and Eastern Rite) Church of God in Christ Mennonite
Christian Spiritualist PROS
Christian - Pentecostal Hindu Reformed Church in American
Christian Methodist Episcopal Buddhist Episcopalian
Christian Science Latter Day Saints Church of God Agnostic
Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) Anglican/Church of England Coptic
Christian Reformed Nazarene Seventh Day Adventist
Orthodox Assembly of God United Church of Christ
Orthodox – Russian Unity Church of Christ
Orthodox - Greek Pagan Black Hebrew
Baptist Voodoo African Methodist Episcopal
Jehovah's Witnesses Taoist Evangelical
Protestant Wiccan Mormon
Muslim (Sunni and Nation of Islam) Quaker (Society of Friends) Unitarian Universalist
Methodist Santeria Native American Traditional Religions
Lutheran Sikh Bahai
Jewish (Reform, Conservative and Orthodox) Yoruba African Methodist Episcopal Zion
Apostolic African Traditional Religions Spiritual but not religious
Presbyterian Congregational Church Other
Atheist Jainist  



Our chapels are place of peace and solitude, and can be found at the following hospitals:

  • Mitchell Hospital: 2nd Floor
  • Center of Care of Discovery: 7th Floor
  • Comer Children’s Hospital: 1st Floor

Weekly Services:
We have weekly services open to staff, patients and family

  • Catholic Mass, Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Mitchell Hospital Chapel
  • Jummah Prayer, Fridays at 12 noon, H103 (Near Goldblatt Lobby)

We Are Available for You

Chaplains offer spiritual, emotional and religious support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients and family members. Our clinically trained chaplains are available to support both inpatients and outpatients. Devotional material, sacraments, rosaries, electrical Sabbath candles, and prayer rugs are available upon request. Resources in the local community can be called upon to meet further special needs.

If you would like to speak with a chaplain, please call (773) 702-1000 and have the operator page a chaplain at7008 and they will return your call promptly.