Spiritual Care Services
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has a large group Spiritual Care
Volunteers from all the major language and religious groups in the
county. They are trained to offer spiritual and emotional support to
patients and families of all faiths and to people with no preference or
Due to visitor restrictions during the pandemic,
spiritual care services are being offered by phone and FaceTime. After the restrictions are lifted our
volunteers will return to visiting in person.
Our Spiritual Care Volunteers are well-grounded in their own faith
and endorsed by ordained ministers. They do not proselytize or try to
convert. They are trained in the spiritual and cultural values of all
faiths and offer empathic listening and universal prayer. Families,
patients and staff can request a confidential visit from a Spiritual
Care Volunteer by calling the Spiritual Care Line.
For Catholic Christians
The Catholic Christian Volunteers at Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center offer Holy Communion and prayers in English, Spanish, Tagalog and
Vietnamese for patients in the hospital and their families.
Santa Clara Valley Interfaith Prayer Group
The Santa Clara Valley Interfaith Prayer Group provides
non-denominational prayer for the needs and concerns of patients,
families and staff in the hospital. A prayer request box is located in
the Meditation Room. Prayers can also be requested by sending an email