Clinical Service

Patients and Families

Call Spiritual Health When:
  • A patient or family member is experiencing emotional distress, or simply displays strong emotions that may signal need for help with feelings
  • A patient is dying or has died and it seems patient or family could benefit from emotional/spiritual support
  • A patient has received a new diagnosis or there is a significant change in the plan of care, such as a transfer from regular floor to a critical care unit
  • A family meeting is happening - the chaplain can offer support during and after the meeting, and help interpret patient/family needs to the treatment team
  • There is conflict between the patient and family or between the patient/family and staff
  • There are religious or cultural factors that impact decision making
  • A patient is experiencing loneliness or isolation in the hospital
  • Patient seems to be losing hope or motivation
  • A patient or family member is seeking religious care - if the chaplain is unable to offer the specific service, contact can be made with outside religious leaders
  • Patient or family expresses desire to discuss organ, tissue or eye donation
  • Patient is having trouble coping with an illness
  • Patient or family requests information about Advance Directives (Not available at Emory Johns Creek Hospital)

Spiritual Health Office Numbers

EHC CampusesOffice Phone Number
Emory Decatur Hospital(404) 501 - 5148
Emory Hillandale Hospital(404) 501 - 5148
Emory Long Term Acute Care(404) 501 - 5148
Emory University Hospital(404) 712 - 7200
Emory University Hospital Midtown(404) 686 - 2408
Emory Johns Creek Hospital(678) 474 - 7195
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital(678) 843 - 7316
Emory Wesley Woods Hospital(404) 728 - 6466
Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital(404) 251 - 3060
Winship Cancer Institute(404) 778 - 8029
Winship Cancer Institute Clifton(470) 446 - 7844
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown (WEM)(470) 808 - 2580
Winship ESJH/EJCH/Buford(470) 487 - 2457
Winship Phase 1(470) 580 - 8401

(Staff Only)

Our clinicians are a live presence with the following services to staff 24/7:
  • We come to you in your place of service
  • We walk with you in your experience of emotional and moral distress
  • We help you find the next resources for support, BHS referrals (EHC employees), FSAP referrals (Faculty staff/University employees), etc.
  • We are and can be a calm voice of support in Huddles, Triads and Staff meetings
  • We intervene with Compassion-Centered Spiritual Health mobilized healing spaces and brief relaxation moments
  • We continue our regular rounding and shift change encouragement in the treatment space (The Blue Coats)
  • We are mindful to keeping our sacred spaces/chapels open 24/7 for meditation and centering
  • We are engaged in visible presence and support at exact time of death
  • We help facilitate unit debriefings for COVID-19 deaths
  • We are a phone call away for immediate consultation, requests for clinical interventions, resourcing for extended care and offering of links to brief supportive video content

Spiritual Health Triage Numbers

EHC CampusesTriage Phone Number
Emory Decatur Hospital(470) 306 - 9045
Emory Hillandale Hospital(470) 306 - 9045
Emory Long Term Acute Care(470) 306 - 9045
Emory University Hospital(404) 308 - 3761
Emory University Hospital Midtown(404) 308 - 3829
Emory Johns Creek Hospital(470) 877 - 6078
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital(678) 843 - 4062
Emory Wesley Woods Hospital(404) 308 - 4376
Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital(404) 242 - 3571
Winship Cancer Institute(470) 446 - 7844