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Wednesday, May 15 was the last day of operations at the VA clinic in Tulare. Starting Monday (May 20th), Veterans will be able to get their care at the brand new VA clinic in Visalia. 

Chaplain services

VA Central California health care chaplains serve people of all faiths and denominations as well as patients and families looking for non-denominational support. They are here to listen and offer spiritual and emotional support as you struggle with tough questions and ethical decisions. 

Spiritual and religious services

Our chaplains help patients and family members through outpatient treatment, hospital stays, and extended care. If needed, they will contact your personal clergy or spiritual care provider in the community. Our chaplains are clinical pastoral care specialists who provide religious and non-religious people with services such as:

  • Baptisms
  • Bereavement (grief and loss) care
  • Comfort and counseling
  • Communion
  • Funerals
  • Weddings

Worship services

People of all faiths and traditions are invited to attend:

Protestant services:
Tuesday Gospel at 12:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. PT
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. PT

Catholic mass:
Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. PT
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. PT
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT

Muslim Zuhr/Jumu’ah:
Friday at 2:00 p.m. PT


Research shows that spiritually active patients experience or report:

  • Faster healing
  • Greater coping skills
  • Reduced pain
  • Better quality of life

Contact a chaplain

For more information, please call our chaplain Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, at 713-794-7125. Chaplains are available for crisis ministry 24/7.

Interfaith Chapel

Building is Coming soon!
Floor and room are Coming soon!
Map of Fresno campus
Hours: 24/7