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Spiritual Care

Pastoral care plays a role in your overall well-being. That’s why UNM Health System provides confidential spiritual and emotional support for patients, family, staff and volunteers, regardless of faith background.

UNM Hospitals

The UNMH Pastoral Care Department provides access to spiritual care as part of the holistic, multidisciplinary team approach when caring for patients. Staff Chaplains provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support for all UNMH patients, family members and staff, inclusive of all faith backgrounds and religious affiliation.

We have a strong network established with many religious leaders whose spiritual support may be requested. It is our goal to link patients and families with their religious traditions and spiritual resources. Upon request, a Chaplain will call one's specific Community Faith Representative to come and provide the desired support.

Referrals for Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is available 24/7, please notify your assigned RN who will then submit a request. After hours for emergencies, your RN will page the on-call chaplain.


Our two UNMH Chapels are open 24/7:

Catholic Ministry

The UNMH Chaplain Priest is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Mass is conducted in the Zimmerman Chapel every Wednesday at 11:30.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers volunteer seven days a week, providing spiritual support throughout the hospital.

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Volunteer chaplains at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center can help you cope with illness and loss. Please Contact Guest Services at 505-994-7460 for information or questions.


When you need a quiet moment to pray or reflect, visit the chapel at any time of day or night.  The Chapel is located on the 1st floor of the hospital, to the left of the main entrance. 

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