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Spiritual Care

Chaplains provide sensitive spiritual support for patients, families, and staff from all different faith backgrounds. Chaplains are spiritual care providers who meet people at their point of need for meaning, hope and support during trying times.

Consider asking to see a chaplain when you:

  • are experiencing anxiety or fear about your situation
  • are having difficulty sorting out your feelings
  • experience grief over a loss
  • would like someone to pray for you or pray with you
  • have a spiritual question
  • wish to receive the sacrament of the sick
  • are faced with a difficult decision
  • would like support for those who are supporting you during your illness
  • wish to speak with someone about your situation
  • need assistance completing advance directives

The Role of Chaplaincy in Healthcare

To learn more about the nature of spiritual care and how intrinsic it is to healthcare, read the white paper provided by the Association of Professional Chaplains. The paper establishes the relationship of spirituality and healthcare and outlines the various environments in which care is provided.

Advance Directives

Discover answers to questions when making decisions about end of life care in advance of need, click here. 

Locations & Contact

Spiritual Care Services are available at these hospital locations:

  • Ochsner Medical Center
  • Ochsner Baptist
  • Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
  • Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
  • Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121
504-842-3286

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 504-842-3719

At Ochsner Jefferson Highway, a chaplain is available every day, 24 hours a day by calling 504-842-3286. You may also ask your nurse to contact Spiritual Care and request a chaplain visit.

Spiritual Care Services

  • The Spiritual Care Department can provide information and assistance regarding additional faith tradition requests.
  • The Laurence and Kate Eustis Interfaith Chapel is a quiet and sacred space for prayer and meditation. It is located on the 1st floor near the Jefferson Highway entrance of the hospital.
  • Catholic Mass can be viewed weekdays on television on WLAE at 7:30 am followed by the Rosary at 8:00 am.
  • ​A Catholic priest is available for sacramental ministry and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visits Sunday through Friday to offer communion.
  • Erev Shabbat Services at local synagogues can be found as follows:  
    • Temple Sinai, Friday's at 6:15 pm  via webstream at www.wrbh.org or radio at WRBH 88.3 FM
    • Congregation Gates of Prayer, Friday's at 8:00 pm and online 
    • Touro Synagogue, Friday's at 6:00 pm and online 

Ochsner Baptist

2700 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
504-842-3259

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 504-842-3719.

At Ochsner Baptist, a chaplain is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:00 am (midnight) and on weekends, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm by calling 504-842-3259. You may also ask your nurse to contact Spiritual Care and request a chaplain visit.

Spiritual Care Services

  • The Myron Madden Interfaith Chapel is a quiet and sacred place for prayer and meditation. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Clara Building, overlooking the hospital lobby.
  • Catholic Mass can be viewed weekdays on television on WLAE at 7:30 am followed by the Rosary at 8:00 am.
  • To receive sacramental ministry from your own parish priest or a priest who serves our hospital, contact our chaplain. Ask your nurse to help arrange for this request.

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

180 W. Esplanade Avenue, Kenner, LA 70065
504-464-8031

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 504-842-3719.

At Ochsner Kenner, a chaplain is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm by calling 504-464-8031. You may also ask your nurse to contact Spiritual Care and request a chaplain visit.

Spiritual Care Services

  • The Spiritual Care Department can provide information and assistance regarding additional faith tradition requests.
  • The Interfaith Chapel and Quiet Room is a quiet and sacred place for prayer and meditation. It is located on the first floor along the hallway to the left of the Information Desk.
  • Catholic Mass can be viewed on television on WLAE at 7:30 am followed by the Rosary at 8:00 am.
  • To receive sacramental ministry from your own parish priest or the priest from Divine Mercy Parish, contact our chaplain. Ask your nurse to help arrange for this request.

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore

100 Medical Center Drive, Slidell, LA 70461
985-646-5414

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 504-842-3719.

At Ochsner North Shore, a chaplain is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm by calling 985-646-5414. You may also ask your nurse to contact Spiritual Care and request a chaplain visit.

Spiritual Care Services

  • The Spiritual Care Department can provide information and assistance regarding additional faith tradition requests.
  • The Patricia W. Collins Interfaith Chapel is a quiet and sacred place for prayer and meditation. It is located on the 1st floor. After entering through the main entrance of the hospital, take the hallway to the right. The second door on the right hand side is the chapel. Look for the sign on the door.
  • Catholic Mass can be viewed on television on WLAE at 7:30 am followed by the Rosary at 8:00 am. Additional Catholic television programming is available on EWTN.
  • A Catholic priest is available for sacramental ministry and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit regularly to offer communion.

Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank

2500 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, LA 70056
504-595-8393

Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor llame al 504-842-3719.

At Ochsner West Bank, a chaplain is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm by calling 504-595-8393. You may also ask your nurse to contact Spiritual Care and request a chaplain visit.

Spiritual Care Services

  • The Spiritual Care Department can provide information and assistance regarding additional faith tradition requests.
  • The Interfaith Chapel is a quiet and sacred place for prayer and meditation. It is located on the 2nd floor near the Family Unit.
  • Catholic Mass can be viewed on television on WLAE at 7:30 am followed by the Rosary at 8:00 am.
  • To receive sacramental ministry from your own parish priest or the priest from St. Cletus Parish, contact our chaplain. Ask your nurse to help arrange for this request.