Welcome to Pastoral Care at UAB Medicine

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We’re here to help you know you are loved and not alone.

Our commitment is to meet your emotional and spiritual needs regardless of faith background whether you are a patient, family member, or employee.

Our strategy is to care for you while in the hospital, one of our outpatient clinics, or to organize support for you at home to make it easier to get what you need, when you need it.

Need a listening ear?  If you are a UAB employee, and would like to talk with a Chaplain about issues related to social justice, racism, or COVID-19, call or email us to set up time by phone, Zoom, or in person.

Contact Us

  • Call:  205-934-4254
  • Email:  chaplains@uab.edu
  • Page: 205-934-3411 “Chaplain On Call” (Emergency hospital visits only)

When You Can’t Be Here

  • Family members – You can request a UAB Chaplain to visit your loved one, or we can set up a video call (called a Telehealth visit) to connect you with him or her.  Also, see “The Family’s Voice.”
  • Clergy – If you are not able to visit a patient for any reason, we will be glad to see a patient at your request and let them know you sent us.
  • Friends or Acquaintances – If you would like us to visit someone you know, contact us and we’ll be glad to see them.

Depending on the Need

  • Do you want a Chaplain to make an Emergency Visit?
    • Page us by calling 205.934.3411 and ask to page the “Chaplain On Call.”  We will call you back as soon as possible.
  • Chaplain to visit anytime in the next 24-48 hrs?
    • Ask any nurse within the hospital to contact a Chaplain;
    • Call our office and leave a message for our staff;
    • Email us
  • Chaplain to visit you virtually at home?  (UAB Patients)
    • Email or call us to set up a virtual home visit (Telehealth Visit)

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