Pastoral Service provides emotional and spiritual support and counseling to hospital patients, their families, and hospital staff. The service is staffed by part time certified pastoral care providers who are available six days a week at Chinese Hospital and on call to meet the needs of the patients. The pastoral care providers counsel individuals who are experiencing spiritual distress, as well as families, staff, and other service providers about the management of spiritual care. The pastoral care provider also serves as a liaison between the patient and family/caregiver and the hospital/medical staff to promote better understanding of the patient needs or area of concern.
If you or a member of your family would like to speak to a spiritual care provider, please notify your nurse or call 1-415-677-2472.