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

2 p.m., Sunday
4 p.m., Saturday
12:15 p.m., Monday–Wednesday

Mass is held in the Meditation and Prayer Room, located on the second floor of the Bill Holmes Tower.
1 p.m., Friday

Muslim prayer time is held in the Meditation and Prayer Room, located on the second floor of the Bill Holmes Tower.
4 p.m., Sunday
Hosted in partnership with Saddleback Church

Christian worship service is held in the conference rooms on the the second floor of the Bill Holmes Tower.

Request a Visit

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

  • 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday
  • 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m., 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

Fr. James Barrand, Lead Chaplain
Fr. Frederick Atentar
Dave Korinek
Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn
Amy Sanchez
Dr. Joseph Yang
Steve Vernon

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UC Irvine

CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine