Spiritual Care Services

Premier Health pastoral care chaplains are members of the cancer health care team and are available 24/7 to support your patients with cancer, regardless of their faith. Here’s how they can help your patients.

A cancer diagnosis can test your emotional and spiritual strength and create stress for you and your loved ones. Premier Health chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support you through the challenges of cancer.

We are here for you and your family while you are receiving inpatient care or outpatient treatment, or if you are participating in Premier Health support groups. We serve people of all faiths and backgrounds, including those without a faith tradition.

We listen with compassion as you and your loved ones sort through the emotions, concerns, and uncertainties that come with a cancer diagnosis. We don’t tell you what you should do, think, or feel. Rather, we help you process your thoughts and examine your priorities so you can decide what is best for you. We help you to draw on your own strengths to get you through this difficult time.

You may want to identify religious or spiritual practices you and your family will find helpful. Our support might include prayer, helping you connect or reconnect with a church or faith community, making arrangements for you to receive sacraments such as confession or communion, providing inspirational or devotional resources, or helping you find a support group. 

If you primarily want someone to listen, we can be a resource as you ask yourself questions such as, “How is my connection with God? Is my relationship with God where I want it to be? Do I have broken relationships with others that I need to mend? Why is all this happening to me? What am I supposed to learn from this?” 

We also can teach you relaxation exercises, guided imagery exercises, or offer other stress management tools to help you cope.

In all cases, we’re ready to offer whatever spiritual support you need.

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Premier Health offers an extensive network of experienced cancer specialists, close to home, who welcome your referrals. Find a cancer specialist best suited to your patient’s unique needs.

Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center.