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Spiritual Care Services

Spiritual Care Services provides spiritual and religious support for St. Jude patients and families.

Services we provide

Spiritual Care Services provides spiritual and religious support to promote the spiritual well-being of patients and families through their time at St. Jude.

Our chaplains are here to listen, pray, or talk about spiritual questions in ways that respect everyone’s unique spiritual expression. Our goal is to:

  • Assist patients and families with religious, spiritual, and emotional issues
  • Offer access to important rituals and sacraments
  • Have spiritually supportive conversations 
  • Help families experience their spirituality as a source of strength and encouragement
  • Offer grief and other counseling
  • Provide books and materials
  • Connect patients and families to local churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious groups 
  • Help health care providers understand how religious or spiritual factors affect the way patients and families approach illness and treatment

What to expect

Spiritual Care Services chaplains often have an introductory meeting with patients and families. They are also available throughout treatment upon request. We accept referrals from patients, their close family members, patient caregivers, and hospital staff. 

Your spiritual care team

Our chaplains do not try to change your beliefs. We will help you connect to the religious and spiritual care services and support of your choice. Our goal is to meet you where you are.

Learn more

St. Jude has 4 sacred spaces:

  • Patient Care Center first floor near the south waiting room
  • Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion
  • Family Commons
  • The Domino’s Village

To reach a chaplain if you are inside the hospital, dial 3672. In the Memphis area, call 901-595-3672. Outside Memphis, call toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833), extension, 3672.

To request prayer, email