What We Do

We are available to visit with you and other important people in your life around the clock during your stay at UAB Hospital, or when visiting The Kirklin or Whitaker Clinic.

Whether you feel discouraged or afraid, frustrated or grateful, it usually helps to have someone to talk to who allows you to feel whatever you’re feeling, and to walk alongside you.  We listen and offer hope as we support you in your spiritual journey.

Also, if you need special prayers, a free copy of your holy Scriptures, sacraments, or other special needs, we can provide these items as well as connect you with your clergy from your congregation, or someone from your same faith background.

Where We Are

Our offices are located on the first floor in the West Pavilion of UAB Hospital next to the Interfaith Chapel and Patient Discharge Area.  Our Department is open M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CST), and we always have  Chaplains available in the hospital.  It may be easier for us to come to you.

How to Reach Us (any of the following)

  • Ask any nurse or UAB employee to contact a Chaplain for you.
  • Call *55 from any hospital phone and ask them to page the “Chaplain On Call” to your number.
  • Call UAB Paging at 205.934.3411, and ask to page the “Chaplain On Call.”
  • Call UAB Pastoral Care’s office directly 205.934.4254 between 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., M-F.
  • Email UAB Pastoral Care.
  • Email the Sr. Director of Pastoral Care, Malcolm Marler.