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Pastoral Care

At Mercy, we understand that spiritual and emotional care is as important as medical care when it comes to healing the mind and body.

Call 515-247-3238

Our Pastoral Care Department offers a wide variety of faith-based services to patients, families and friends of all faiths.

As a Catholic hospital, Mercy celebrates Mass and provides Holy Communion and other sacraments for Catholic patients and their loved ones. In addition, the Pastoral Care staff offers non-denominational, ecumenical services and programs and can assist in making the sacraments of your church available to you during your stay at Mercy.

Visiting With Chaplain

Mercy’s chaplains are available to talk or pray with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To request a chaplain, please call 515-247-3238 or ask a nurse to notify the Pastoral Care Department.

Other Spiritual Advisors

Patients and family members of all faiths are encouraged to contact their individual priest, minister, rabbi or spiritual advisor for guidance, prayer and comfort during your stay at Mercy. The Pastoral Care staff can facilitate this process for you and can assist in making arrangements for the sacraments of your church or faith community.

To request this service, please call (515) 247-3238 or ask a nurse to notify the Pastoral Care Department.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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