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Spiritual Care

At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, our pastoral care team is available around-the-clock to care for the spiritual needs of patients, families, staff and visitors of all faiths. We provide inclusive, compassionate care to support you during challenging times.

Our Hospital Chaplain Services

Our spiritual care team includes hospital chaplains of different faiths and backgrounds. Our goal is to provide comfort, promote healing and support your spiritual practices and beliefs. 

Our chaplains offer:

  • Spiritual and emotional support for all: Our team respects your unique spiritual practices and beliefs. We are here to support people who have a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions (or no religious or spiritual preferences at all).
  • Team approach: Many of our chaplains work in specialized clinical areas, such as cancer care or neurology, as a key member of the care team. We develop strong relationships with physicians and get to know patients and family members on a personal level.
  • 24/7 care: We understand that circumstances and feelings may change. When you’re at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you can reach out to our chaplains at any time. Simply tell your nurse or request a visit online, and a member of our team will meet with you at your convenience.
  • Wide-ranging services: People in many different situations and stages of life benefit from our services. We can provide or arrange for religious sacraments and spiritual rituals, such as baptisms. We also offer a listening ear when someone is in crisis, grieving or facing a significant life change, such as a new diagnosis.
  • Comprehensive program: We offer spiritual guidance in a variety of forms, including chapel services at two locations on our Washington University Medical Campus. Our chaplains also provide one-on-one and family counseling. If you have a need beyond what we can provide, our team will reach out to the St. Louis community to coordinate your request. 

Our Chapel Locations and Services

There are two chapels in Barnes-Jewish Hospital that are open for prayer and meditation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Interfaith Chapel: Main floor of Barnes-Jewish Plaza Tower
  • Probestein Chapel: First floor of the Shoenberg Pavilion (adjacent to the Center for Advanced Medicine), next to US Bank

Chapel Service Schedule

  Day     Time   Service   Location  
  Sunday     Noon   Roman Catholic Mass   Interfaith Chapel-south campus  
  Sunday     2:00 p.m.   Interfaith Service   Interfaith Chapel-south campus  
  Tuesday     Noon   Roman Catholic Mass   Probestein Chapel-north campus  
  Wednesday     Noon   Roman Catholic Mass   Probestein Chapel-north campus  
  Thursday     Noon   Roman Catholic Mass   Interfaith Chapel-south campus  
  Friday     1:30 p.m.   Juma Service   Interfaith Chapel-south campus  

*Special services are announced during the year.

For Jewish services, contact our rabbi at 314.574.8239.

Our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program

We are constantly learning and teaching in the spiritual care field. Our clinical pastoral education program (CPE) is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Barnes-Jewish Hospital is part of the St. Louis Cluster ACPE

We offer levels 1 and 2, as well as supervisory education training to help students earn professional certification as a chaplain. Our pastoral students are actively involved in patient, family and staff care. We offer:

  • Full-time internships during the summer
  • Part-time externships in the fall
  • Year-long residencies 

For more information on how to become a hospital chaplain or to apply for a clinical pastoral education opportunity, call 314.747.5562.

Contact Us

To schedule a chaplain visit or learn more about spiritual care services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call 314.362.1411 or request a visit online.


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