Hospital Patients

For your spiritual care and comfort

Northern Arizona Healthcare is committed to the well-being of our patients and their families. This includes spiritual care, which supports our mission to restore and maintain health and wellness in the community.

We believe the concept of total care should embrace your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Our spiritual care teams include experienced hospital chaplains and faith volunteers, each of whom respects and welcomes your spiritual beliefs.

We provide spiritual care through prayer, sacraments, intercession and advocacy – or simply by listening and being with you in your time of need.

Spiritual care can assist you and your family through every stage of illness – from a new diagnosis to end-of-life care. We can also help if you’ve experienced trauma, grief or feelings of hopelessness.

If you have loved ones who live far away, our chaplains work to create a bridge of communication between you.

As part of spiritual care, we make regular visits to patients and are available for emergency calls after hours. Interpreters for chaplain services may also be available in Navajo and other languages.

Flagstaff Medical Center

At FMC, our educated and credentialed chaplains take care of the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. They’re also members of our healthcare teams, working with the palliative care and ethics committees.

Chaplains are experienced with interfaith practices and honor your personal spiritual preferences. They bring comfort and compassion to people from many different cultures, faith traditions and belief systems, including tourists from around the world.

The chapel is open to you 24 hours a day for individual meditation, prayer and reflection. Regular chaplain service hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For urgent or emergency chaplain needs, check with a nurse or the hospital switchboard operator at 928-779-3366

Verde Valley Medical Center

At VVMC, our chaplain program volunteers are members of the community who bring comfort to you and your family through spiritual care. They offer support and consolation to people in need. 

These attentive, compassionate listeners bring friendship, a hand to hold and much-needed solace to you and your loved ones through prayer and bedside services. If you need chaplain services, call the hospital switchboard operator at 928-634-2251.

Spiritual care volunteers

If you’re a caring, respectful listener who’s committed to helping our patients, please call us at 928-214-3602. Because our team is expanding to meet growing patient needs, more community volunteers are needed.