Providing Spiritual Services For Patients & Their Loved Ones

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Providing Spiritual Services For Patients & Their Loved Ones

We understand that spiritual care can play an important role in the healing process and contribute substantially to patients' wellbeing. As an integral part of our mission to provide the highest possible quality of care, University of Utah Hospital offers spiritual care services to patients and their families.

Our spiritual care team is here to support you in ways that are meaningful, foster hope, and provide comfort or strength through the spiritual path that is important to you.

Know When You're Ready to Talk

The easy spiritual guide below can help you decide whether spiritual care may be of help to you and your loved ones. On the scale of emotional/spiritual wellness below, mark the spot closest to how you are feeling today.

Lonely ...... Connected
Scared ...... Faithful
Helpless ...... Empowered
Hopeless ...... Hopeful
Sad ...... Joyful
Angry ...... Peaceful

Marks closer to the words on the left may suggest that having a spiritual care conversation would help you. If this is the case, ask a member of your care team to contact someone from our 24 hour spiritual care service.

Interfaith Chaplains

Our experienced interfaith chaplains visit patients and their families and support their spiritual needs during their hospitalization. Chaplains counsel with people of all faiths and walks of life, and are available to meditate or pray with patients and their loved ones, as well as provide anointing and blessing of sick.

We also have a listing of local clergy in the Salt Lake Valley. We are happy to contact these clergy on your behalf to make sure you receive all the services and support you need. We will make every effort to provide personalized spiritual care to you and your visiting loved ones.

If you would like a personal visit from a hospital chaplain (for either yourself or a loved one), or a visit from a local representative of your faith tradition, please call us.


We provide the following services:

  • a listening and accepting presence
  • support when you learn about a new diagnosis, or when you learn that a serious or life-threatening illness has come back and it's making you anxious
  • response to emergency and crisis situations
  • guidance in clarifying spiritual concerns, religious beliefs, ethical issues related to your care, and help in exploring any spiritual questions that arise
  • counseling to help you and/or your loved ones make decisions about spiritual goals, advance directives, or end-of-life issues
  • provide copies of scriptures and holy writings from diverse religious traditions
  • contact your house of worship leader to make a call on you
  • sacramental support like Holy Communion, anointing, baptisms, sacred spiritual/religious rituals, practices, and services
  • bereavement and grief support for patients and loved ones before and during time of death

Sanctuaries & Sacred Spaces

Both of these chapels are open 24/7 for meditation, prayer, and worship. Reading materials are available.

Rituals and Worship

We offer religious services and sermons for a variety of faith groups.

LDS Sacrament Meeting

Where: Hope Chapel & HCH 6th floor multipurpose room
When: Sundays at 10:30am

Catholic Holy Communion

Where: Hope Chapel
When: Mondays & Thursdays at noon

Where: HCH 6th floor multipurpose room
Fridays at noon

Muslim Prayers

Where: Serenity Interfaith Meditation Room
When: Open at all times, prayer rugs available

Blessings from LDS Visitors & Elders

Monday—Saturday, 6-8pm. Also available during emergencies.

Interfaith Healing Services

Where: Hope Chapel
When: Mondays at 11:30am

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