For Patients and Visitors

Chaplaincy Program

The Chaplaincy program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides professional pastoral care to children and their families as they cope with their hospital experience. Chaplaincy staff are sensitive to the varied expressions of faith and are dedicated to providing support 24 hours a day.

Chaplaincy staff can be with you when: 

They can help you by:

Schlimm Center for Prayer and Reflection

The word "chapel" actually means "canopy" or "cape." This definition fits perfectly with what the Schlimm Center will represent to those who visit. Whatever their needs or beliefs, this will be a place of harbor and comfort."
Jack Rodgers, Hospital Chaplain

The Schlimm Center for Prayer and Reflection is located on the first floor of the Main Hospital just off the Rotunda. Redesigned and rededicated in January 2007, the Center is a place of peace, where families of all denominations can pray, reflect, meditate and find comfort.

Find local services

The Chaplaincy Program, in conjunction with the Department of Social Work and Family Services, have compiled a list of local congregations who invite CHOP families to attend. For information on houses of worship or faiths not listed, please call the Chaplain's office at 215-590-1137.

See the list»

Email your prayer requests to our chaplains

Patients and families can now email their prayer requests to our chaplains at As always, respectful confidentiality is offered by the chaplains who read and respond to the requests.

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