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Pastoral Care

Chaplains foster respect for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff. By compassionate service to people in chaotic or joyful times, chaplains attest to the sacredness of life. Baylor Scott & White chaplains are committed to providing effective ministry to people and their families who receive medical care at a Baylor Scott & White Health hospital as an aid to healing.

Baylor Scott & White chaplains assist patients and their families in emergent situations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. Non-emergent care is provided ​during the normal business hours in most hospitals. Additionally, most hospitals in the Baylor Scott & White system have pastoral care volunteers assisting professional chaplains in offering support representing various traditions in the faith community. 

See how we are treating all faiths and treating the human condition.

Services Provided for Patients and Families

  • Pastoral visitation for patients and families offering emotional-​faith support that can provide comfort and aids healing in both critical and non-critical situations.
  • Emergent pastoral counseling, grief and bereavement support, and prayer support as requested by patients and families.
  • Religious services provided in the room (and in the chapel, medical condition of the patient permitting) as requested for the patient and the family, such as Holy Communion, blessings, anointing's, memorial services, worship services, celebrations and/or recognitions for birthdays and anniversaries.
  • Advanced care planning – Chaplains facilitate advance care planning to help your family and the medical team to honor your wishes at the end of life. Documents include such tools as a Living Will/Directive to Physicians and a Medical Power of Attorney
  • Religious resources – Chaplains facilitate connection to religious resources outside the hospital such as the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, imam or spiritual adviser of your choice.

Services Provided for the Community

  • Clergy Partnership Programs and pastoral care volunteer opportunities in many hospitals, offering education and mentoring for interested and qualified clergy and lay people.
  • Community services and seminars offered such as advance care planning, spiritual and emotional elements of pastoral care, crisis ministry, self-care, bereavement and grief education off​​ered and provided to local faith communities upon request.
  • James Lecture – an annual program designed to create dialogue between medical professionals and clergy.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education placement for service in many hospitals for qualified clergy and lay people in close cooperation with our pastoral education facility.
  • CISM: Critical Incident Stress Management provided in community and as requested by communities of faith, civic leaders and local businesses.
  • Faith Community Caregivers – partnering with congregation to promote health in the congregation and larger community.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Our Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE) is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Through the department's training and certification of clergy, theological students and qualified lay persons, Baylor Scott & White equips ministers to meet the credentialing requirements of professional chaplaincy organizations.​​

Our CPE program attracts students from around the world and prepares them for effective ministry in a wide variety of international settings.

Learn More About CPE at Baylor Scott & White – North Texas

Learn More About CPE at Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas

Faith in Action Initiatives

Baylor Scott & White employees are extending their reach around the world to those in need through Faith in Action Initiatives​. Learn more about how the Baylor Scott & White difference has impacted over 27 countries.

Learn More About Faith in Action Initiatives

Pastoral Care Contacts and Chapels

Many of our hospitals have chapels open 24 hours a day for private prayer and meditation. To view chapel and contact information, select your local hospital.

Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation

Contact

Our chaplains are always available. You may request a visit at any time by calling 214.820.2542.

Chapel

  • Dallas Campus Chapel, First Floor, Lobby

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital

Contact

Our chaplains are always available. You may request a visit at any time by calling 214.820.2542.

Chapel

  • Pilgrim Prayer Room, Hamilton Heart Hospital, Ground Floor

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth

Contact

Chaplains are available during normal business hours Monday through Friday by calling 817.927.6150 and for emergent concerns after hours and on weekends. Please ask your nurse to contact the chaplain after normal business hours.

Chapel
There are two chapels on the Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth campus and both are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for prayer and contemplation.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, please contact your nurse or dial 0 from a hospital phone.

Chapel

  • A chapel is located on the first floor and is open 24 hours a day.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, please contact your nurse or dial 469.487.3901.

Chapel

  • The chapel is open to everyone at all times unless it has been reserved for a special event.
  • The chapel is located on the first floor of POB 2, next to the gift shop.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland

Contact

To request a visit from a chaplain or for our dial a prayer service, call 972.487.5454.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine

Contact

Our chaplains are always available. You may request a visit at any time by calling 817.329.2520.

Chapel

  • The chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, call 972.579.8178.

Chapel

  • The chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, please contact your nurse or dial 0 from a hospital phone.

Chapel

  • The chapel is open to everyone at all times unless it has been reserved for a special event.
  • The chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, call 469.814.2700.

Chapel

  • The chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, call 469.843.4052.

Chapel

  • Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie has a chapel. Ask the information desk for assistance in locating it.

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Contact

To speak to a chaplain, call pastoral care at 214.820.2542.

Chapel

  • Horner Family Chapel, Sammons Cancer Center, First Floor
  • Interfaith Meditation Room, Pickens Cancer Hospital, Third Floor
  • Interfaith Prayer Garden, Outdoors: Junius Street, between Roberts and Pickens Cancer Hospital
  • Lovie’s Healing Garden, Outdoors: Sammons Cancer Center, corner of Worth and Hall streets
  • Penland Chapel, Truett Hospital, First Floor
  • Pilgrim Prayer Room, Hamilton Heart Hospital, Ground Floor
  • Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Chapel, First Floor, Lobby
  • For further directions to these locations, call 214.820.1600.

McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital – Temple

We all recognize the importance and value of spiritual care during times of illness and stress. For parents and patients of McLane Children’s, our department of pastoral care is ready to support you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

View More About Pastoral Care in Our Visitor’s Guide

Scott & White Medical Center – Temple

Contact

  • Call 254.724.3006 during our business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • After hours, please call us at 254.724.2111 and request to speak with the chaplain on call at pager number 1029.

Chapel

  • Charles Blake Goddard Interfaith Chapel is open 24 hours a day for private prayer and meditation.
  • The chapel is located on the Temple campus inside the Brindley Circles entrance, next to the historical alcove in the main hospital lobby.

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