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Chaplain services

VA New Jersey 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:

East Orange VA Medical Center
 For schedules and service locations, please call 973-676-1000, ext. 20-1305.

Lyons VA Medical Center
 For schedules and service locations, please call 908-647-0180, ext. 21-6741.


Research shows that spiritually active patients experience or report:

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

Contact a chaplain

Interfaith Chapels

East Orange VA Medical Center
Third floor
Map of East Orange campus
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

Lyons VA Medical Center
Buildings 7 and 143
Map of Lyons campus
Hours: Coming soon!