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Chaplain services

VA San Diego 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:

  • Catholic:  Monday through Friday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. PT
  • Protestant:  Sunday, 9:00 a.m. PT (2 South - Patients only)
  • Other:  By special arrangement


Research shows that spiritually active patients experience or report:

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

Contact a chaplain

For more information, please call our chaplain at 858-642-3496.

Interfaith Chapel

San Diego VA Medical Center
Main building 
First floor
Map of San Diego campus
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT