Spiritual Care

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is dedicated to providing spiritual support for you and your families. We understand that when illness or injury strikes, it affects more than your physical well-being. It often affects all of who we are—our bodies, minds, emotions, relationships and spirituality. Faith and hope can have a tremendous influence on coping with an illness.

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we believe that providing health care includes caring for your spiritual and emotional needs. Our Spiritual Care staff serves you and your family in your time of need, whether you’re dealing with an illness or coping with grief or loss. Our first priority is to comfort and provide spiritual and emotional support.

Our nondenominational chaplains are available to provide counseling, compassionate listening, crisis intervention, grief and bereavement resources and patient advocacy. Contact the Department of Spiritual Care by calling 206-583-6463. Chaplains are available by pager 24 hours a day. Referrals may be left on voicemail, or for immediate assistance, call the operator to request the chaplain on call.

Requesting a chaplain visit

Our chaplains visit patients and their loved ones upon request. Contact the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health spiritual care staff at the numbers below.

Our chapels are open to everyone

Our chapels are sanctuaries of silence that are open to everyone.

Care for the Colleague program

The Care for the Colleague program helps support team members after an unanticipated clinical event, compassion fatigue, despair or other difficult events. Peer supporters will reach out to provide confidential support and empathy. Call 206-583-6463 for more information.

Clinical Pastoral Education program

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health sponsors a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at St. Joseph Medical Center for individuals who seek training in pastoral care.