Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services

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The Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Department provides spiritual care and emotional support to the patients, their loved ones, and the staff of Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center (JHHCMC), including all persons with diverse religious or non-religious backgrounds.

Dealing with medical issues may sometimes feel challenging, stressful, and even overwhelming. Many people find speaking with a chaplain helpful since it is common for patients and caregivers to experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions.


Contact Us

To speak with a chaplain, call 410-740-7898 (or x7898), or ask your care team members.

From 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight, you may call our office directly at 410-740-7898. For emergencies after midnight, call the main hospital number at 410-740-7890 and ask for the Chaplain on-call. Spiritual Care services are available 24 hours a day to you and your loved ones.

You may email us at [email protected].


The hospital Chapel, located on the first floor, is open 24 hours as a multi-faith space for prayer, meditation, and reflection.

Partnerships and Programs

Contact Information

For further information on our services, to request information or to arrange a visitation or consultation, please call the department at 410-740-7898 or email [email protected].

Our mailing address is:
Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Department
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044