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Chaplain Service

Program Mission

Chaplain Service provides spiritual/pastoral care support and counseling to the entire patient population who receive services in our health care system. This population includes: inpatients; outpatients; rehabilitation and respite care patients; residents of our extended care facilities; and community participants in ongoing therapeutic programs. Chaplain Service provides education to patient and family on issues/concerns related to: end of life discussion; grief/bereavement needs; spiritual aspects of recovery form addictions; and ethical decision-making in patient treatment plans.

Specialties

  • Bedside Pastoral Visitation
  • Worship and Sacramental Ministry
  • End of Life Assistance - Palliative/Hospice Care Patients and Families
  • Spiritual Aspects in Addiction Recovery
  • Ethical Concerns in Patient Treatment Plans
  • Assist Patient and Family in Coordinating Pastoral Care with Local Faith Groups

Medical Center Chapels

Chapels are located on the first floor of each medical center.

Contact Info

Location

  • Malcom Randall (Gainesville) VAMC, First Floor, Room B230 (near Physical Therapy)
    Lake City VAMC, First Floor, Room 110 (near the Canteen)

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-324-8387 Ext. 106317
  • 800-308-8387 Ext. 392124

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm