Pastoral Care

  • About Us

    Spiritual and Emotional Support in Difficult Circumstances

    Having a child who is hospitalized or who is receiving care for a chronic condition can be extremely trying for a family. Our experienced pastoral care team offers spiritual guidance in all faiths – or simply emotional support – to your hospitalized child, to you as a parent or to other members of your family who are affected by your child’s illness. 

    We understand that the hospitalization of a child can be a spiritual crisis for all who care for and about that child. We also believe that part of the work of healing can lie in dealing with the spiritual issues that arise. For some, this means making use of their faith, prayer, scripture and sacraments. For others it means struggling to feel the presence of God at a time when God can seem distant. For others, it means appreciating the opportunity for companionship and conversation that a chaplain can provide.

    Cincinnati Children’s chaplaincy staff is trained to minister in this demanding and challenging environment. Our trained ministers are also knowledgeable about the developmental and spiritual issues unique to children. Our chaplains work as part of the pediatric healthcare team, sharing the task of bringing wholeness and health to patients and families.

    Our chaplains and bereavement specialists are available to assist children, families and staff, on-site, 24 hours a day. We are knowledgeable about and sensitive to a variety of faiths and practices and we maintain strong relationships with local clergy and faith communities.

 
  • Speak With a Chaplain

    Pastoral Care at Cincinnati Children's.

    If you would like to talk with a chaplain from Cincinnati Children’s, please call 513-636-4200 or 1-800-344-2462 and ask the operator to page the on-call chaplain.