About the Program
Chaplains are available to assist patients and their family members through all phases of outpatient treatment, hospital stays, and extended care.
VA Chaplains are clinical pastoral care specialists, fully integrated into the health care team and trained to provide counseling and support to persons of all faiths (as well as non-religious people). The journey through illness can call into question the very purpose and meaning of life, whether one is laboring through an extended recovery process, or negotiating the last days of life.
A growing body of research indicates that patients who are spiritually active experience faster healing, better coping with disability, diminished pain, and overall report a better quality of life. The chaplains will inquire about special cultural, grief or religious needs and if desired, will help the patient access community clergy or spiritual care providers.
During regular business hours, you can receive Chaplain Services by requesting a Chaplain Consult through your nurse or provider, by calling 307-778-7377, or on a walk-in basis if Chaplains schedules are open. For after hours emergencies, call the Emergency Room and ask to page a Chaplain.
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