About Us

The role of Pastoral Care Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center extends far beyond administering holy sacraments at the end of life. We can help you adjust to new medical conditions, cope with traumatic events and explore your spirituality.

You can call us when you are upset and anxious, or just need someone to listen. Don't wait until you feel overwhelmed. Contact Us as soon as you think you need help.

Services We Offer

Our Chaplains are qualified to help with:

  • Sacraments
    • Holy Communion
    • Sacraments of the Sick (Formally Known as Last Rites)
    • Confession
    • Emergency Baptism
  • Prayer
  • Crises Intervention
  • Treatment Decisions
  • End-Of-Life Issues
  • Providing Meditation Tapes and Spiritual Music
  • Providing Religious Articles, such as:
    • Bibles
    • Qur'ans
    • Rosaries
    • Candles
    • Kosher Refrigerators
  • Family Conferences
  • Leading Memorial Services
  • Communication with a Patient's Religious Leader if Geographic Distance Hinders their Availability

Our Commitment to All Faiths

We can offer guidance to the followers of all world religions. Most religions don't require that pastors and patients share the same religious persuasion, but if you have specific religious needs, we will try to find you an appropriate religious leader.

We have a rabbi, a priest, protestant and nondenominational ministers on our staff. We also have relationships with Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jehovah Witness as well as other spiritual leaders in the community.

Not only are our services nondenominational, we also minister to patients with no religious affiliations. It makes no difference to us whether you belong to a church, mosque or temple, or have no formal religious ties at all. We aim to foster spiritual wholeness, and help you with questions about faith.