Spiritual Care

At OU Health, you benefit from a team whose focus is on healing you wholly, which includes your physical wellness and your mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Chaplains work with you and your family to facilitate healing, guiding, sustaining and reconciling for spiritual and mental wholeness. If there is a need we are unable to meet, we will endeavor to contact an appropriate representative of your faith group.

Contact the Spiritual Care Team
If you or a loved one are in need of chaplain services while receiving care at OU Health, call (405) 271-5758.


Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist patients, families and staff in many ways, including:

  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Facilitating communication between the patient and hospital personnel
  • Providing information about or assistance with completing an advanced directive
  • Offering grief support and assisting families in making arrangements for deceased patients

Hospitalization and illness come with stress and anxiety. Chaplains are available to you and your family for support and affirmation. They are sensitive to the individual's cultural and spiritual traditions and needs. They provide Bibles and other spiritual literature, as well as prayer, communion and baptism, upon request, and often assist in explaining to individuals Advanced Directives for Health Care, or living wills.

Crisis Ministry

Oklahoma’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at OU Health serves as a comprehensive regional hub for trauma-related care. Chaplains are an integral part of the trauma team, communicating and working with families and even with the care team members.

End of Life and Aftercare

Chaplains at OU Health offer comfort and support as needed for you and your family as well as providing counseling and literature specific to the type of loss you have experienced.


A chapel is available at all times for meditation and prayer.

  • OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center Chapel (First Floor)
  • Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health Chapel (Second Floor)
  • OU Health Edmond Medical Center Chapel ( First Floor by cafeteria)

Clinical Pastoral Education

The Spiritual Care Department offers graduate-level crisis and pastoral care education for clergy and other pastoral care providers. The CPE program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.