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Spiritual Care

The crisis of hospitalization often raises ultimate issues for patients and families, which can generate a swirl of emotions including anxiety, anger, grief, guilt and fear.

Chaplains are available to offer compassionate support and spiritual guidance for you and your family members during a hospital stay. The ministry offered is interfaith with respectful care to people of all belief systems.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Spiritual Care at WakeMed Health & Hospitals is to provide effective spiritual care to patients, families, and staff in ways that are supportive and meaningful to them while respecting their values and belief systems.

About Our Chaplains and How They Can Help

Our chaplains 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.

Find out what our chaplains can do to help you and your family.

Contacting a Chaplain

  • Have the nurse contact the chaplain
  • During weekdays, for WakeMed Raleigh, call the Spiritual Care office at 919-350-8556
  • For WakeMed Cary, call 919-350-2536
  • Have staff or hospital switchboard contact the on-call chaplain

Raleigh Campus Spiritual Care Services

The Raleigh Campus chapel is located on the third floor of the Main Tower between 3A and 3B.

The chapel is available for patients, families, and staff for private meditation. The following services are also provided:

Interfaith Chapel Services

  • Monday-Friday, 10 am in the chapel
  • Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am in the chapel

Catholic Mass

  • Monday-Saturday at 11:30 am in the chapel

Muslim Prayers

  • Daily at the appointed times, prayer rugs and Korans are available

Jewish Shabbat

  • Fridays in patient rooms

Jewish Bikur Cholim

  • Saturdays – Jewish volunteers are now available to make patient visits

Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • Representatives available daily

Roman Catholic

  • Eucharistic Ministers offer Communion weekdays to Roman Catholic patients.There is a Roman Catholic priest available upon request for the Sacrament of the Sick.

Spiritual Care will contact representatives of these and other faith traditions represented in the WakeMed patient population if patients or families request us to do so.

Cary Hospital Spiritual Care Services

A meditation chapel is located on the first floor. It is open at all times for prayer, meditation and times of silence. Another spot for quiet reflection is the hospital's outdoor courtyard, which is located outside the hallway that leads to the chapel.

WakeMed North Family Health & Women's Hospital Spiritual Care Services

A meditation room is located on the first floor of the Women’s Hospital at WakeMed North, just off the main lobby. The room is open at all times for prayer, meditation and times of silence. If you would like to talk to a chaplain, please ask the nurse to contact a chaplain for you.

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