Chaplain Services - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Chaplain Services

Our chaplains provide spiritual and pastoral care and emotional and/or spiritual comfort for you and your family, and, if you wish, they will routinely visit you during your stay in the hospital.  Upon admission to the hospital, you will have an opportunity to request or decline visits by the chaplains. If you are admitted to an area that is served by an interdisciplinary team of specialists, the chaplain will be a member of that team and ensure that your spiritual and/or pastoral care needs are met during your stay.  They are available to assist you in drawing upon your self-defined spiritual resources to aid in the healing process.

Chaplains provide worship services and religious ministry so that you can express your religious beliefs and practices during your hospital stay.   Upon request, your chaplain will locate clergy or religious leaders in the community if you have religious needs that cannot be met by our staff.

Chaplains will never attempt to impose any religious beliefs or practices on you; and they are also responsible for protecting you from such attempts by others.

Chaplain services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, particularly in urgent situations or emergencies.

If you would like to contact a member of your local clergy, the chaplain can help you arrange a visit.

A nondenominational chapel is available for quiet meditation and reflection. Worship services are also held in the chapel on a regularly scheduled basis. Religious or spiritual literature will be provided to you at your request.

Contact Info


  • Chaplain Offices - 1st floor, Rooms C1-73, C1-74 and C1-74A
    Chapel - 1st floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 570-824-3521 Ext. 27301
  • 877-928-2621 Ext. 27301

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm