To request a Chaplain, call the hospital operator: (803) 256-5300. Chaplains are available 24/7.
The Pastoral Care Department at Providence Health is a team of trained professional Chaplains that provide interfaith pastoral or spiritual care to patients and their families, while respecting and supporting the needs of our religiously and spiritually diverse community. [Click here to read about each of our Chaplains.]
Here are some of the services Pastoral Care provides to patients and families:
[Click on the links to read more about each service]
- Offers a calming and supportive presence
- Helps explore thoughts and feelings
- Identifies spiritual resources specific to the individual
- Advocates for patients and families
- Performs sacramental ministries
- Offers Mass
- Collaborates with community faith leaders
- Collaborates as part of the patient’s medical team
- Provides guidance on Advance Care Planning
While in the hospital, you may experience stressful situations. Our Chaplains are here to accompany you and your family.
In the hospital system, you may experience situations that cause a variety of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Chaplains are trained to meet you where you are, listening, and assisting you.
As Chaplains encounter you during your hospitalization, they assist in connecting you with your spiritual resources that you find helpful.
As Chaplains help identify your spiritual resources, one of them may be your Community Faith Leader. Chaplains can be a liaison between you and your Faith Leader, if requested by the Patient/Family. Your Community Faith Leader is welcome(d) to visit you.
Our Chaplains are available to assist you in participating in what you hold Sacred.
Both Providence Health and Providence Health Northeast have a chapel with services open to the public.
- Providence Health - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday @ 11 AM
- Providence Health Northeast - Tuesday and Thursday @ 11:30 AM
Patients and their families may find themselves confused, anxious and frightened. At such times, our Chaplains are advocates to help navigate the unfamiliar healthcare system and facilitate communication among caregivers.
Providence Health is committed to the care of your body, mind, and spirit. As such, Chaplains are vital to your care as part of the Inter-Disciplinary Care Team.
Chaplains are available to assist in Advance Care Planning conversations concerning medical decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. The Advance Care Planning documents our Chaplains can assist you with are linked below.
Comparison of the SC Health Care Power of Attorney, SC Living Will, etc.
Declaration of a Desire For a Natural Death (Spanish version here.)
Information Sheet (Spanish version here.)
SC Health Care Power of Attorney (Spanish version here.)
Please see a legal professional for Durable Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, and other legal matters not associated with healthcare.
God's Spirit Alive in Us
For those who prefer to seek spiritual solitude outdoors, the downtown campus has a Prayer Garden for the public, and the northeast campus has a Prayer Labyrinth.
If you would like to speak with a Chaplain, or simply connect with someone who is ready to listen with empathy and support, please call the hospital operator and ask for the On-Call Chaplain. You may also ask your nurse to contact the Chaplain. Pastoral care is available 24/7.