Pastoral Services

Pastoral Services

From pre-surgery prayer to pastoral counsel and worship services, our professional, caring ministers are always available to offer spiritual and emotional support to patients and families of all faiths.

Request a Chaplain

To request a chaplain during your stay, call

717-531-8177 or ask your nurse to make a referral

Chaplaincy services


Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support patients and their families. We provide:

  • Spiritual, emotional, and sacramental support
  • Pastoral care and counseling
  • Empathic listening
  • Consultations on difficult decisions

The Pastoral Services department ensures that patients of all faiths have their spiritual needs met in accordance with their faith tradition.

Our chaplains help support the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families
Our chaplains support patients and their families by attending to their spiritual and emotional needs
The Interfaith Chapel at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is a place for prayer and meditation
Our Interfaith Chapel provides a sanctuary for prayer and meditation.

Our Interfaith Chapel is open at any time for prayer or meditation. It is located near the south entrance of the medical center. The Children’s Hospital chapel is located near the main entrance of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. See the campus map (PDF). We offer two regular services in the Interfaith Chapel:

  • Catholic mass: Tuesday at noon
  • Jumu'ah prayer service: Friday at 1:30 p.m

Meet our chaplains

Our ministerial staff offers attentive care and counseling to patients and their families.
Meet our chaplains.

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