Spiritual Care Services

The Spiritual Care Department, an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team at Cedars-Sinai, receives an average of more than 1,200 referrals a month. Patients, family members and loved ones will find a wide variety of services that go hand-in-hand with spiritual care at Cedars-Sinai.

With the philosophy that healing involves the whole person—body, mind and soul—the Spiritual Care Department supports patients and families in spiritual and emotional distress. Our chaplains represent a broad array of religious faiths and cultural backgrounds, and support every individual's worldview without imposing their own. Chaplains can help with:

  • Spiritual and emotional healing support
  • Prayers and blessings
  • Religious texts, literature and ritual items
  • Rituals and Sacraments
  • End-of-life issues, assistance with advance healthcare directives
  • Grief support for patients and family members
  • Family support and participation in family-staff meetings
  • Communicating patients' cultural and spiritual needs to staff
  • Lifecycle events (memorial services, baptisms, weddings, etc.)
  • Reiki relaxation sessions
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Religious study sessions
  • Identifying resources in the community
  • Assessing and addressing your spiritual needs
  • Support for difficult decision-making
  • Critical incident stress management (CISM) and group crisis intervention
  • Support for any patient, loved one, or staff experiencing existential/philosophical distress or questioning

Weekly Chapel Services

All services take place in the chapel. Some are also televised on Cedars-Sinai's in-house Channel 50, offering convenience for patients and their families and visitors.


Catholic Mass: 12-12:30 p.m.
Reiki for Relaxation: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Rabbi Weiner's Torah Study: 12-1 p.m.

Catholic Mass: 12-12:30 p.m.
Christian Worship and Fellowship: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation: 12-12:30 p.m.

Catholic Mass: 12-12:30 p.m.
Muslim Prayer Service: 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Sabbath on the Go Service: 3:00-3:15 p.m.

Shabbat Services (periodic): 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Catholic Mass: 1:30-2 p.m.

Spiritual Care Services

Join Cedars-Sinai chaplains as they explore various ways that religion and spiritual care can influence health and the healing process.

Outside clergy members are welcome to minister to a patient or staff member at Cedars-Sinai. Simply arrange your visit with our Spiritual Care team.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Call the Spiritual Care team Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PT, 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.