Spiritual Care

Chaplains at Reading Hospital provide spiritual care and counseling to patients and families of all ages.

The Spiritual Care and Education Department routinely receives referrals from doctors, nurses, other clinical service providers, clergy, patients, and family members.

The Spiritual Care and Education Department is located at Reading Hospital on R1, adjacent to R-Building elevators. To contact a chaplain, call 484-628-8210, or simply call 484-628-8000 and the hospital operator will assist you.

History & Education

The Spiritual Care and Education Department (then the Department of Chaplaincy Services) was established in 1978 to support and advance the mission of Reading Hospital to provide quality, compassionate care to patients and their families.

Since 1992, the Spiritual Care and Education Department has also supported the system's educational mission through its accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Program.