Patients & Visitors

Pastoral Care

The Memorial Medical Center Pastoral Care department supports patients, families, visitors and hospital staff through spiritual care and chaplain services, and help families and patients with other necessary responsibilities or issues that may come up in a time of illness. Pastoral Care also supports community clergy in their ministries of visiting congregation members.

Chaplains provide a variety of services to patients upon request, referral or patient care assessment. A request for Pastoral Care services may be made by a patient, family or friend of a patient, community clergy or any member of the treatment team.

Pastoral Care can provide:

  • Spiritual assessment
  • Prayer/emotional support
  • Pastoral visit/counsel
  • Grief/loss support
  • Sacraments
  • Family ministry
  • Trauma
  • Advance directives
  • End-of-life issues

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

Memorial serves patients and families of all faiths. We have four full-time Board-Certified staff chaplains, 14 on-call chaplains and five volunteer/adjunct chaplains. We also offer Holy Communion to Catholic patients, and have Catholic Mass on Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. in the Henry Bunn Chapel.

Request A Pastoral Care Visit

If you would like a visit from a Memorial Medical Center chaplain, or you want to arrange a visit from you own clergyperson, ask your nurse or call the Pastoral Care department between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 217-788–3585.

A chaplain is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. An on-call chaplain is available 24/7 for emergencies and can be reached through the hospital operator or by calling 217-788-3585.

The office is located on the first floor in B-126.