Spiritual Care & Education

The professional chaplains at Houston Methodist West are committed to providing the highest quality pastoral care to patients, families and staff. We provide holistic, interfaith spiritual support as the foundation for the hospital's spiritual environment of caring.

Hospital Chapel
Upon entering the hospital atrium, the chapel is located immediately to the right. The chapel is always open for those who would like a quiet moment to pray or reflect.

How Chaplains Can Help
Chaplains are available to assist with various issues:

  • Uncomfortable feelings
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • General spiritual support, including sensitive use of religious texts and prayer
  • Sacraments and religious rituals
  • Family meetings
  • Assistance with contacting community clergy
  • Assistance with relating religious needs to the medical team

Lay Ministry

Our volunteer lay ministers are trained pastoral caregivers who work under the supervision of the chaplain to assist with the spiritual needs of patients and families at the hospital.

Bereavement Care
For information about bereavement support and counseling at Houston Methodist West, please call 832.522.0010.

Contact a Chaplain
The Department of Spiritual Care & Education offers interfaith spiritual support for patients and families. To contact a chaplain or to request Holy Communion, call 832.522.0010.

Online Resources
In addition to our spiritual offerings at Houston Methodist West, additional religious services and institutions are available for all guests' needs:

Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church

Association of Professional Chaplains

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Templeton Foundation

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Islamic Society of Greater Houston

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Houston

National Institute for Health Care Management