Spiritual Care

At Yale New Haven Hospital, we respect the unique spiritual and religious beliefs of each patient and their family. During your stay you can visit our multi-faith chapel, seek spiritual support from our chaplains, receive sacraments from a Catholic priest and more.

Our Mission

It is the goal of the Spiritual Care department at YNHH to:

  • Provide spiritual care to patients, their families and friends, the hospital staff and the institution as a whole
  • Participate in hospital-based, interdisciplinary Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) programs
  • Foster relationships with faith communities throughout the greater New Haven area

Spiritual Support Services

One of our board-certified chaplains is always available to support patients, families, staff and clinical pastoral students. A Catholic priest is usually available Sunday through Thursday. Eucharistic ministers visit daily if you wish to receive communion. Resident and intern chaplains and ACPE-trained pastoral care associates are also available to provide multi-denominational, faith-sensitive spiritual services:

  • Participation in patient care meetings, family meetings and interdisciplinary team meeting
  • Spiritual, values and ethics counseling
  • Support groups and memorial services
  • Quality education and training for chaplain interns, chaplain residents and healthcare providers through our ACPE-accredited Clinical Pastoral Education program
  • Community outreach and support through local clergy and community organizations

Clinical Pastoral Education

Visit the Clinical Pastoral Education Program in our Research & Education section.

For More Information

Department of Spiritual Care:
York Street Campus:
20 York Street
Hunter 507
New Haven, CT 06510-3202
203-688-2151

Saint Raphael Campus:
125 Sherman Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
203-789-3245