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The OhioHealth Pastoral Care Program

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.

Body, Mind and Spirit

As a faith-based healthcare system, OhioHealth cares for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.  Based on the values of our Protestant Christian founders, we try to reach out to people of all faiths to fulfill our mission to improve the health of those we serve.

The OhioHealth Pastoral Care program plays an important role in our mission.  Trained chaplains at OhioHealth hospitals and facilities provide spiritual and emotional support by helping patients use their own faith tradition to promote healing.  Our chaplains can be a source of support, guidance, companionship and hope during a hospital journey.

Our Values Are Based on Faith

Our faith-based connection is through the West Ohio Annual Conference of  The United Methodist Church. The conference works closely with OhioHealth leadership to guide our values and determine the services we offer.

OhioHealth strives 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 physical health through proper diet and exercise. OhioHealth is grounded in this tradition, as well as reaching out to people of all faiths, to fulfill our mission.

Our Chaplains Are Available Day and Night

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day by patient request. To reach Pastoral Care at the hospital, ask your caregiver to page the chaplain or to contact the on-call chaplain. 

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • The Pastoral Care office is located off the main lobby on the first floor. 
  • The chapel and meditation room are adjacent to the Pastoral Care office and are open at all times for personal prayer or quiet time. 
  • Nondenominational religious services are offered every Sunday and on religious holidays in the chapel.
  • Nondenominational chapel services are offered every Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. 
  • To reach Pastoral Care, ask your nurse or call (614) 566.5307, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends, dial "0" from the room phone and ask for the chaplain on call.
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
  • The Pastoral Care office and chapel are located on the first floor across from the Cashier's office.
  • Interdenominational religious services are offered every Sunday at 10 a.m. and on religious holidays in the chapel.
  • Interdenominational chapel services are offered every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Protestant services are offered every Sunday at 11 a.m.
  • Catholic mass is celebrated daily and Sundays at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 204 S. Fifth Street (one block south of the hospital).
  • To reach Pastoral Care, ask your nurse or call (614) 566.9610 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On evenings and weekends, dial "0"from room phone and ask for the chaplain on call.
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
  • A meditation room is located on the first floor near the main entrance.
  • To reach Pastoral Care at the hospital, ask your nurse or call the hospital operator at (614) 544.1000 (or “0’’ from room phone) and ask for the chaplain on call.
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital
  • A chapel is located on the first floor.
  • To reach Pastoral Care at the hospital, ask your nurse or call the hospital operator at (740) 369.8711 (or "0" from room phone) and ask for the chaplain on call.
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
  • A chapel is located on the first floor between the main entrance and the Emergency Department.
  • A meditation room is located on the second floor just off the elevator near the surgery waiting room.
  • Chaplains are available 24 hours a day by patient request. On weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. a chaplain also rounds on the inpatient units.
  • To reach Pastoral Care at the hospital, ask your nurse to page the chaplain or call (614) 544.8019 and leave a message Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On evenings and weekends, ask your nurse to page the on-call chaplain.
OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
  • A large atrium for quiet and prayer is located on the second floor between the Intensive Care Unit and the surgery waiting room. It is open 24 hours a day.
  • Quiet rooms and private family rooms are located in the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital.
  • For Roman Catholic clergy support, please contact St. Mary’s Church in Marion at (740) 382.2118.
  • To contact Pastoral Care call (740) 383.8683
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital
  • The Meditation Room is open at all times for private reflection.
  • Literature of major faiths is available in the room.
  • The Meditation Room is also available for private conversations with physicians, patients and families.     
  • Ask any nurse or volunteer for the location of the Meditation Room.
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
  • Members from various religions are available to provide spiritual help to you and your family.
  • If you want to be visited by the hospital chaplain, please call (419) 526.8472 or page the on-call chaplain at (419) 527.5225.
OhioHealth Shelby Hospital
  • Members from various religions are available to provide spiritual help to you and your family.
  • The chapel is located on the main floor by the gift shop and is always open.
  • To contact a hospital chaplain, dial “0” for the hospital operator who will assist you.
OhioHealth Hospice and Kobacker House

OhioHealth Hospice and Kobacker House provide pastoral care in family homes, extended-care facilities and Kobacker House. At Kobacker House, a chapel is available for meditation.

To contact a chaplain, please call (614) 566.5377.

OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus – Emergency Care Center
  • To reach Pastoral Care, please notify a medical staff member, who will make a referral for you to an OhioHealth chaplain.
OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus – Emergency Care Center
  • To reach Pastoral Care, please notify a medical staff member, who will make a referral for you to an OhioHealth chaplain.
OhioHealth Lewis Center Health Center – Emergency Care Center
  • To reach Pastoral Care, please notify a medical staff member, who will make a referral for you to an OhioHealth chaplain.
OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • To reach Pastoral Care, please notify a medical staff member, who will make a referral for you to an OhioHealth chaplain.
  • Chaplains are available during regular business hours.