Healthcare Services and Programs

Pastoral and Faith-Based Care

The OhioHealth Pastoral Care program plays an important role in OhioHealth’s mission. As a faith-based institution, OhioHealth both adheres to the values of its Protestant Christian founders and seeks to reach out to people of all faiths in order to fulfill its mission “to improve the health of those we serve.”

Providing for your emotional and spiritual needs is an integral part of meeting your healthcare needs. In our OhioHealth facilities, we have trained chaplains who are committed to providing spiritual care by helping patients utilize their own faith tradition to promote healing.

Our Faith-Based Connection

Our faith-based connection is through the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. The West Ohio Conference is a sole member of OhioHealth, meaning leadership from the Conference works closely with OhioHealth leadership to guide: 

  • the values that shape our healthcare services and the medical decision-making process
  • the services OhioHealth provides
  • where and how we provide those services
Pastoral Care photo tour

As a faith-based institution, OhioHealth seeks to follow the example of its Protestant Christian founders and the founder of Methodism, John Wesley. In his ministry, Wesley encouraged not only spiritual health, but also physical health through proper diet and exercise. OhioHealth grounds itself in this tradition, as well as reaching out to people of all faiths in order to fulfill our mission and pledge.

OhioHealth Care Sites Offering Pastoral Care and Spiritual Services in Central Ohio

Our Pastoral Care chaplains are available day and night in our hospitals to give you and your loved ones the spiritual comfort and support you may seek. If you would like a chaplain visit, or a visit from your clergy, please tell us upon admission or mention it to your nurse during your stay.

In addition, OhioHealth Pastoral Care departments offer a range of services. Our chapels and meditation spaces are sometimes used for religious services at the times indicated below. At other times, they are available for prayer or quiet reflection for any patient, family or staff member.

Riverside Methodist Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Doctors Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital
Dublin Methodist Hospital
Marion General Hospital
Hospice and Kobacker House