Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

Palomar Health understands that meeting spiritual needs can be an important part of the healing process. We want to provide you with the spiritual care and other spiritual services you desire.

Is there a chapel in the hospital?

Yes. The chapel is located on the second floor of Palomar Medical Center Escondido. We offer this spiritual place as a respite for prayer, reflection and relaxation for patients, their families and our staff members. The chapel is available due to the generosity of Palomar Health employees who felt such a reverent venue was needed for our community.

Can I have a chaplain visit me?

Yes. Anyone can call to speak to a Chaplain. Staff and Volunteer Chaplains are available every day of the week. Standard daily hours of availability are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Extended on-call service for emergency, trauma and end-of-life needs is available daily.

How can I get a chaplain to visit me?

There are two ways to call a Chaplain:

1. Ask your nurse to call for you.

2. Call the Spiritual Care department at extension 881-3333 from any hospital phone.

Please let us know if you have a religious preference so that we can meet your needs.

What if I want my own pastor or clergy to visit me?

The Spiritual Care department at Palomar Health will reach out to your pastor or clergy to arrange for a visit. If your pastor cannot to visit right away, our Spiritual Care department is here for you.