Spiritual Care

You are welcome to visit the Sanctuary, meditation garden and labyrinth, located on the first floor of the Main building. It offers a peaceful place for prayer, quiet meditation and reflection.

Chaplain Services

Chaplains honor every faith journey and are here to assist you in meeting your unique spiritual needs. Rather than promoting specific beliefs, we listen respectfully to help nurture your spirit during your time with us. We offer:

  • Compassionate listening and emotional support at any time during your hospitalization
  • Conversation and prayers before surgery
  • Bedside visits during a hospital stay
  • Facilitate faith-specific worship services in the Sanctuary
  • Consultation on religious or moral/ethical questions
  • Presence with you in patient care conferences
  • Rituals and sacraments when requested
  • Help you observe your own faith practices during your stay
  • Pray for hope, healing, comfort and peace

Chaplains are available in the hospital from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday. On-call chaplains are available from midnight to 8:00 a.m., weekends, and holidays.

To reach a chaplain you may ask your nurse to page the on-call chaplain at 2PRAY, pager (27729). You may also call (650) 497-8000 and ask for the 2PRAY pager (27729) to reach the on-call chaplain.