Spiritual Support

The Pastoral Care team at Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to creating a caring environment that acknowledges and respects the importance of each person's spirituality and its potential for promoting health and wholeness of body, mind and spirit.

Chaplains serve patients and families from all faith traditions, as well as those who are skeptical, searching or just want to talk. Chaplains also help patients and families to:

  • Draw on their own religious/spiritual strengths as they face the issues raised by a child's illness. Chaplains support in difficult times, rejoice in times of good news and healing, pray or listen if patients and families need a willing ear.

  • Meet religious and spiritual needs for prayer or ritual, provide copies of scriptures from various religious traditions, offer blessings before surgery, or arrange visits from a religious leader from a specific faith tradition.

Our chapels are places for prayer and meditation for people of all faiths. The Haggerty Chapel is open 24 hours a day and is located at Children’s Medical Center Dallas on the lower level in Tower C. There are devotionals daily from 11:45 a.m. to Noon in the chapel. On Sundays, there is an ecumenical worship service at 11 a.m. and Catholic mass at 1:30 p.m.

The Abbott Chapel is located at Children’s Medical Center at Legacy on the lower level across from the cafeteria. Sunday prayer service is held at 11 a.m. every Sunday.

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day. Contact them at 214-456-2822 for the Dallas campus or at 469-303-2822 at the Legacy campus or by calling the operator and having the chaplain paged.