Duke Regional Hospital chaplains offer spiritual care, counseling, and emotional support to our patients, families, and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The pastoral care department also offers the following services:
Spiritual assessment, intervention, comfort, and nurturing
Facilitation and support of religious practices of all faiths and spiritual paths
Advocacy for patients and staff
Collaboration with all members of the health care team
Consultations on advance directives, end-of-life decisions, and ethical issues
Continued development of relationships with multi-faith leaders in the community who offer adjunct chaplaincy and referral-based spiritual and religious support
To request a visit on weekdays, ask your nurse to page the chaplain, or call the pastoral care office at 919-470-5363 and request a visit from the chaplain. During evenings and weekends, a nurse can page the on-call chaplain when a visit is desired.
Duke Regional Hospital’s chapel is a sacred space in the lobby at the main entrance of the hospital. It is open for prayer, meditation, and reflection for persons of all faiths, as well as for regularly scheduled services. An ecumenical Christian service is held each Tuesday from 1:00 pm. to 1:30 pm. If you have questions about the chapel, services, or pastoral care call 919-470-5363.
Volunteer clergy serves as adjunct clergy staff. Our adjunct clergy assists with evening and weekend on-call coverage and minister to the spiritual needs of patients throughout the week.
Internship opportunities are available for undergraduate students and seminarians to develop skills and experience in pastoral care in the hospital. For more information on becoming a volunteer adjunct clergy chaplain or chaplain intern, please contact:
Duke Regional Hospital is recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. Because we are part of the larger Duke University Health System, our LGBTQ+ identified patients gain access to all of Duke’s unique LGBTQ+ support resources.