At Cedars-Sinai, we understand how important faith can be in the healing process. We welcome our Muslim patients and families, as well as hospital staff, and support you in practicing your religion while you're here.
The Cedars-Sinai chapel, which is located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, is open to everyone 24 hours a day. Some religious programs may also be viewed on Cedars-Sinai TV, Channel 50. There are ablution and Muslim prayer rugs available in the chapel and services are held during the month of Ramadan.
Friday, 1:15-1:45 p.m – Muslim Prayer Service
Prayer services at the Cedars-Sinai chapel are held on Friday afternoons, but you can also worship at mosques and Islamic centers in the area. This is only a partial listing, and Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any specific place of worship.
Here are a few other ways that Cedars-Sinai supports members of the Islamic faith:
- Assistance contacting outside clergy
- Visits by Spiritual Care team volunteers
- Inspirational and religious programs on Channel 50
Advance Healthcare Directives
You have the right to accept or refuse medical care and make decisions about lifesaving treatments. However, if you are unable to make those choices yourself, it's important that you make your wishes known well in advance by completing an advance healthcare directive.
Review these resources. Talk with your doctor, family and spiritual advisor—or speak with one of our Muslim chaplains—and work with them to complete the appropriate form.
Call the Muslim team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.), or send a message. You can also visit our offices, which are on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, next to the chapel.