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Telechaplaincy

TeleChaplaincy is a VA Telehealth Program through which Veterans and their families can receive spiritual care via video consultations with a VA Chaplain through VA Video Connect. TeleChaplaincy was designed to make spiritual care available to a Veteran who is unable to commute to the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks due to a disability, the lack of transportation, or because the Veteran lives too far.

How is a TeleChaplaincy consultation similar to a physical visit?

While TeleChaplaincy visits are not the same as face-to-face visits, Veterans can discuss their concerns with a Chaplain using video, using VA Video Connect, in the same manner they would converse with a Chaplain if they were physically in the same room. Any concern can be discussed, and services not immediately available may be arranged. Religious sacraments and rites may be available at a local place of worship. Literature and sacred texts can be requested.

TeleChaplaincy Services:

  • Help with post-deployment reintegration
  • Prayer
  • Spiritual crisis intervention
  • End of life planning
  • Grief Counseling
  • Bereavement support
  • Marriage counseling
  • Decision making
  • Read/discuss scripture
  • Connect Veterans with spiritual leaders of a particular faith group, if requested
  • Other guidance
  • Group Discussions: Finding Meaning Group: Veterans are invited to attend this group that discusses hope, meaning of life, courage, happiness, overcoming challenges, sources of consolation, forgiveness, loss and grief, inspirational stories, gratitude, finding a purpose, guilt, and more. Veterans must have a consult to attend the group. This is not a religious event. 

For more information, please contact your VA provider or call Chaplain Service at 479-443-4301 ext. 65122.