Spiritual Care Program

Palomar Health’s Spiritual Care Team is a trusted and relevant source of comfort and healing for our patients, families, volunteers and staff. Chaplains offer solace, prayer, hope, and understanding every hour of every day. Comprised of both full- and part-time staff chaplains—plus 57 volunteer chaplains on-call from all religious faiths—the Spiritual Care Team is a vital and important part of our healthcare service delivery.

The Spiritual Care Team provides:

- Support for patients and families in the use of personal resources and faith"

- Patient and family care through reflective listening

- Comfort in times of grief and crisis

- Counseling for patients and families during religious or spiritual dilemmas

- Confidentiality with a patient’s medical and spiritual information

- Assistance to patients and families with appropriate resources and services

- Contact with an appropriate priest, clergy, imam, rabbi or other spiritual leader

Last year, 33,837 visits were provided through daily rounds and on-call pastoral services. While doctors and nurses focus on healing the body, the Spiritual Care Team helped patients draw upon their own sources of strength by focusing energy on the mind and spirit.

Stress and loss occur not only for the patients and families, but also for friends, caregivers and other healthcare professionals. Chaplains are trained to help improve patient experience and satisfaction, and to help people faced with illness and grief find comfort and meaning—whoever they are and whatever they believe. The solace they provide is an immeasurable part of the Palomar Health experience.

By choosing the Spiritual Care Program to receive charitable gifts, you touch the lives of others when they need it most: today, tomorrow and in the future. Thank you for your thoughtful support.


  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido


    2185 Citracado Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92029


  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido


    555 East Valley Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92025


  • Palomar Medical Center Poway


    15615 Pomerado Road

    Poway, CA 92064