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Why Contact a Chaplain

chaplain holding a patient's handsChaplains are specially trained to work with hospital patients and families and are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to minister to your needs.

Who Calls the Chaplain?

Patients, family members or friends who may be:

  • Anxious, upset, or worried
  • Feeling angry or guilty
  • Feeling sad and/or hopeless
  • Facing significant loss
  • In need of spiritual strength
  • Having difficulty coping
  • Questioning self, relationships, and/or God
  • Facing end of life decisions
  • Thankful and wanting to celebrate

What Might the Chaplain Offer You?

  • A non-anxious presence and listening ear
  • Acceptance and respect
  • Spiritual support and care
  • Help in obtaining information
  • Spiritual resources appropriate for your beliefs
  • Contact with representative of your faith community upon request
  • Conflict resolution
  • Help in sorting through difficult decisions
  • Information regarding Advanced Health Care Directives for Natural Death and Health Care Power of Attorney

How Do You Contact a Chaplain?group praying

  • Ask the nurse to contact the Chaplain.
  • During weekdays, for WakeMed Raleigh and WakeMed North, call the office at 919-350-8556.
  • To reach WakeMed Cary, call 919-350-2536.
  • Request staff or the hospital switchboard contact the on-call Chaplain.