During Your Stay

Pastoral Care

General Information

Through the Pastoral Care Department at Memorial Medical Center staff chaplains, on-call chaplains, Catholic priests, and volunteer eucharistic ministers work with community clergy to meet the spiritual needs of our patients.

The Pastoral Care Department has a connection with the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association. This connection fosters our relationship with faith leaders from most major faith groups represented in the greater Springfield area.

How to Reach a Chaplain

If you would like a visit from a Memorial Medical Center chaplain, or you want to request a visit from your own clergyperson, ask your nurse or call the Pastoral Care Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

An on-call chaplain is available 24/7 for emergencies and can be reached through the hospital operator.

Henry Bunn Chapel

The Henry Bunn Chapel is located on the first floor near Admission and Testing and is open at all times for prayer and meditation. All are welcome.

Catholic Mass is celebrated in the chapel at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A unique service available in our chapel is the Jesse Prayer Tree. Prayer ornaments are available on the podium as you enter the chapel. Write a prayer for yourself or someone else on the ornament and place it on the tree so that others may pray along with you. The prayer ornaments are later removed by a staff chaplain who prays for each need as they make room on the tree for additional ornaments.

Contact Information

The Pastoral Care Department is located on the first floor in room B-126.
Phone: 217-788-3585
Pager: 131-1609
Address: 701 North First Street, Box 75, Springfield, IL 62781