Jefferson University Hospitals

Pastoral Services

Methodist Hospital's Department of Pastoral Care provides emotional support and spiritual care to patients, families and staff.

Upon registration at the Hospital, patients are provided information explaining our services. Each will be asked if they wish to be identified with a particular religious tradition during their stay. This identification simply helps the Department of Pastoral Care to better coordinate each individual's religious and/or cultural requirements.

Members of our Department may check in on patients, as well as family members, throughout their time at Methodist to further accommodate emotional, spiritual and cultural needs. Patients or their families may request our support at any time.

The Department of Pastoral Care is staffed by a full-time director/chaplain, a chaplain's assistant and a pastoral assistant, along with trained volunteer clergy and laypeople.

Hours & Phone Numbers

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please call 215-952-9547 or extension 9547 from inside the Hospital.

For Pastoral Care emergencies at other times, please call the Hospital Operator (extension 9000), who will triage your call.

Bereavement Support Group

A quarterly Bereavement Support Group is offered to those in the community who have experienced a significant loss in their life. A chaplain and a registered nurse/certified thanatologist facilitate the group, which meets in an intimate setting.