Spiritual Care

CHOC Children’s cares about our patients’ and their families’ spiritual and emotional well-being. Many families find it comforting to be able to practice their faith in the hospital. Our hospital chaplains are available to:

  • Provide spiritual support
  • Provide emotional support and strength during difficult times and while making decisions
  • Pray or meditate with you
  • Perform or arrange baptism, prayer support, anointing of the sick and other services
  • Arrange visitation with community clergy from your particular faith tradition
  • Provide assistance to those considering bioethical issues.

Meditation and Prayer Room

Meditation and Prayer Center

We encourage you to visit and use our Meditation and Prayer Room. This quiet and sacred place is available to you for times of reflection, prayer or meditation. The room is designed to accommodate people of all faith traditions.

The Meditation and Prayer Room is located on second floor of the Bill Holmes Tower.

Weekly Service Schedule

Catholic Mass
Monday/Friday: 12:15 Prayer & Meditation Room
Sunday: 2:00 pm Holmes Conference A & B

Jum’uah Service
Friday: 1:00 pm Prayer & Meditation Room

Request a Visit

A CHOC chaplain is regularly scheduled every day of the week during the following hours:

  • 8 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday

A chaplain is also available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

Please ask your nurse if you would like to request a visit with a chaplain. For more information about our spiritual care services, please call 714-509-4381.

Our Chaplains

Amy Sanchez, Manager of Spiritual Care
Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn
Rev. Celesta Ary
Chaplain Rob Rexroat
Chaplain John Choi
Fr. Scott Nguyen
Fr. Ian Bustonera