Counseling & Spiritual Services

Counseling and spiritual services can help us through difficult times.


If you or a family member are having emotional or social difficulties related to a hospital stay, our skilled social workers are here to help. They also can assist you with discharge planning, counseling, general information and referrals to community agencies. Social Workers are available 24/7 by contacting the number below.

Patients in University Hospital, call:  734-764-3140
For psychiatric services, call:  734-764-9196

Help with Difficult Moral and Ethical Decisions

The University of Michigan Adult Ethics Committee and Pediatric Ethics Committee can help patients, families and staff to make difficult decisions about medical care. The committees include doctors, nurses, social workers, a lawyer, a chaplain, an administrator, members of the community and people specially trained in medical ethics.

Spiritual Care

Chaplains are clinically trained clergy/religious leaders who specialize in offering spiritual and emotional care and support to patients and their families and hospital caregivers. Chaplains listen to what is important to each person and remain sensitive to differences in culture, religion and lifestyles. Mott chaplains represent a variety of religions and faith traditions. They have a list of local congregations and can arrange a visit from a religious leader of your choosing.

Our chaplains provide:

  • Spiritual counseling
  • Requested ritual support: prayers, communion, anointing, baptism, blessing, reconciliation
  • Spiritual assessment
  • Scheduled worship services
  • Regular spiritual care contacts and consultations
  • Patient, family and staff care and support
  • Educational in-services on spiritual and religious issues
  • Participation in ethics consults, family conferences and interdisciplinary rounds
  • Liaison with community clergy and faith communities
  • Crisis intervention consultation and support
  • Bereavement consultations

Chaplains are available in the hospital Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of those hours, an on-call chaplain is available. Call 734-936-4041 or Email for more information.

Two Chapels

The University Hospital chapel is located on the second floor of University Hospital, room 2A215. The Mott Children’s and Voigtlander Women’s Hospital chapel is located on the second floor, room 2780. Both are open 24 hours a day.

There are also Quiet rooms in the Cardiovascular Center located on:

  • Floor 2 Room 2501
  • Floor 2A Room 001B
  • Floor 4 Room 4141

Worship Services

  • Catholic Mass in the University Hospital Chapel, room 2A215
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.
  • Monday through Friday: noon
  • Holy days: Please consult staff for service schedule
  • Islamic Jum’ah Prayers
    Daily in the University Hospital Chapel: 12:35 p.m.
    Friday: 1:30 - 2 p.m. in room 2C224, University Hospital

Televised Services
Channel 37 broadcasts inspirational programs from 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. every day, and also rebroadcasts Catholic and Protestant services twice a day.

Visit our frequently asked questions for more information.

For more information
Spiritual Care Department
University Hospital, Level 2, Room 2A220