Welcome to Pastoral Care at UAB Medicine

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You are loved and not alone at UAB Hospital.

Thirty-three —Professional Healthcare Chaplains at UAB Medicine offer compassionate listening and a peaceful presence so that you can more freely draw on your most cherished sources of meaning, power, and hope regardless of faith background while in the hospital.

—We also believe that “community is medicine” and therefore offer ways to organize your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and members of your faith community into a Support Team, so they can more easily meet your practical, emotional, and spiritual needs at home.

UAB Medicine is committed to emotional and spiritual support for patients, families, and employees.  That’s why we have one of the largest full-time pastoral care teams in a hospital in the United States.

Ask any nurse to contact a Chaplain for you 24 hours a day, or call us at 205.934.4254, or email us at chaplains@uab.edu.  You can page the Chaplain On Call at 205.934.3411 at any time.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer compassionate, professional pastoral care in the hospital, outpatient clinic, and in the community for patients, significant others, and employees.  We carry out our mission through two channels:

  • Relationships – We build personal relationships with patients, family members, significant others, and employees in UAB Hospital, and in outpatient settings such as The Kirklin Clinic and others.

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Contact Us

Page the Chaplain on Call, 205.934.3411 | Call Pastoral Care at 205.934.4254 | Email Chaplains@uab.edu.