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Augusta Health volunteer chaplains are seasoned clergy and trained listeners, members of the hospital healing team. They stand ready to provide confidential support to patients, families, and staff from all backgrounds or faith traditions without judgment or pressure.
How can a chaplain help?
There are many ways a chaplain can be available:
- Bedside visitation
- Spiritual presence and support
- Consultation about patient care, values, and beliefs
- Prayer, religious ceremonies, and sacraments
- Assistance locating someone from your faith
- Supportive presence if you are feeling hurt, frightened, or just need to talk
- Assistance and support to local Clergy
How can I contact a chaplain?
At any time during your stay you can notify your nurse that you would like to see a chaplain. Our volunteer chaplains usually make daily rounds and are on-call for emergencies.
- For a non-emergency visit, please ask a member of the nursing staff for assistance or call the Chaplains office at (540) 932-4744 or (540) 332-4744 and leave a message. Requests are usually met the next working day.
- If you have an emergency and need to see a chaplain right way, please ask your nurse.