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Spiritual Care

We Love What Makes You, You.

That’s why our mission is to provide spiritual care to everyone regardless of their tradition.

As part of the patient care team, we tend to your emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. As chaplains, we understand that illness affects not only the patient but also the family and caregivers as well. Therefore, chaplains are available to the entire patient care team, including the patient, his or her loved ones, nurses, physicians, and others providing care.

As chaplains, we provide support to those from any religious background and make available religious resources including prayers, scripture, and other religious texts. A Catholic priest from the local diocese is available for counsel and to administer the sacraments. In addition, Pastoral Care will contact clergy from any faith group, if available, to provide comfort and guidance for patients in need.

Contact us:

4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006

Hours: 8 am-Midnight, seven days per week.

When to notify a chaplain

A Chaplain should be notified when:

  • A patient’s condition begins to deteriorate.
  • A patient or family member requests assistance with an ethical issue or decision.
  • A patient requires or requests emotional support in coping with his or her diagnosis.
  • A patient’s friend or family member requires or requests emotional support.

Chaplains are available 8 am to 8 pm weekdays. To contact a chaplain, call 504.503.4840 or dial ‘0’ for the operator.

Chapel and worship services

The hospital chapel is located on the 1st Floor, across from the Academic Resource Library, between the main entrance of the hospital and the walkway to the Canal and Esplanade parking garages. It is open at all times for quiet prayer and meditation.

Mass is held in the chapel on Sunday at 10 am and on Wednesday at Noon.

The Spiritual Care office is located on the first floor across from the chapel.

Pastoral care support groups

We are proud to offer a number of support groups to help ease patients and families during difficult times. For more information on when groups meet, please call 504.503.7000.