Learn more about Pastoral Care at Cincinnati Children's.

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.

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.