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Chaplain Services

VA Dayton 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. 

Chaplain Jose Tate

Jose Tate

Chief of Chaplain Service

VA Dayton health care



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
  • Graveside Committals
  • Weddings

Worship Services

People of all faiths and traditions are invited to attend:

  • Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. ET (Patient Tower, First floor, Chapel, Room 1D-105)
  • Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET (Community Living Center (CLC)
  • Sunday, 11:00 a.m. ET (Patient Tower, First floor, Chapel, Room 1D-105)
  • Saturday, 2:00 p.m. ET (CLC, Multipurpose Room)
  • Sunday, 8:30 a.m. ET (Patient Tower, First floor, Chapel, Room 1D-105)
  • Sunday, 10:45 a.m. ET (Home Protestant Chapel, Building 118)
  • Sunday, 9:45 am.  ET (Bldg. 410, First Floor, Dining area) will start on Sept 4th



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. ET, at 937-268-6511, ext. 3394 or 937-262-3394.

Interfaith Chapels

Dayton VA Medical Center
Building 408
First floor
Room 100
Map of Dayton campus