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Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

Bozeman Health Spiritual Care staff is specially trained to offer emotional support and spiritual counseling in accordance with your personal cultural/spiritual beliefs and preferences. They are available to visit with you and your family in conjunction with your medical visits at our Hospital facilities, our Medical Group clinics, and Aspen Pointe and Birchwood retirement communities.

The Spiritual Care staff has received clinical training to assist persons of all faiths as well as those with no faith tradition who desire spiritual support in coping with illness, loss or trauma. Our intent is to provide you and your family members supportive spiritual care that will help bring healing and wholeness in your life.

Spiritual Care department services include:

  • Patient visits and support to help you and your family cope during illness, crisis, change or loss
  • Help in facilitating your significant cultural practices within the healthcare setting
  • 24 hour emergency crisis support in case of trauma or discouraging medical news
  • Grief, bereavement, and loss counsel and support
  • Assistance in connecting you with community clergy, faith community leaders or other spiritual care resources
  • Medical ethics counsel regarding end of life decisions or care plan choices.
  • Advance care planning and advance directives assistance
    - Advanced Directives Brochure
    - Advanced Directives Template
  • Assistance with how to register to be an organ, tissue, cornea donor
  • Prayer, rituals or sacraments at your request
  • Opportunities for mindfulness-based stress relief practices
  • Community support groups including Journeys (bereavement and loss) Suicide Loss/Saving Lives, SHARE (perinatal loss), Postpartum Support Group
  • The use of the Labyrinth and other spiritual tools and resources
  • Christian or interfaith worship services every Wednesday and Sunday at noon in the Chapel
  • Assistance in helping you become familiar with Bozeman Health and its resources

Spiritual Care staff is clinically trained to offer:

  • Unconditional regard and dignity for you as a person
  • Respect for your spirituality and/or religious traditions and belief system
  • Confidentiality and patient privacy in all conversations
  • Acceptance, regardless of the reason you are in need of medical attention
  • Encouragement and direction to utilize your personal spiritual resources in the healing process
  • An invitation to share your experience, including thoughts and emotions that maybe difficult to express (e.g., anger, helplessness, relief, fear)

You may ask any staff person at Bozeman Health to assist you in arranging an appointment with a chaplain. All conversations with a chaplain are confidential, and at times, under a seal of confessional privacy. If you prefer, you may arrange a visit with a chaplain by calling the Spiritual Care office at 406-414-5073.

The Hospital Chapel and Healing Garden are open at all times for prayer, meditation or private time for individuals and families. It is an inclusive place welcoming people of all spiritualties or with no spiritual tradition. We invite you to walk around, sit in stillness, and experience peace and healing in this sacred space.

Send a prayer request for yourself or someone you care about to the Spiritual Care Department at prayersofcare@bozemanhealth.org. Your request will be honored. Please know that your personal information will be confidential to the staff.

Support Groups and Community Programs