Chaplains, Priests, Rabbis and other Religious Support
Medical crises frequently lead to urgent spiritual concerns. Chaplains associated with St. Luke's Department of Pastoral Care offer conversation and advice. They are available 24-hours-a-day to provide pastoral care and counseling. They also address the sacramental needs of patients and families. You may talk with chaplains about both accepting and refusing medical treatment and developing advance directives such as living wills and durable medical power of attorney.
Admitted patients will be asked if they belong to a faith community and if they wish to have their clergy notified of their hospital admission. The pastoral care chaplains will make contact with the appropriate clergy member when requested.
St. Luke's Hospital – Allentown Campus has an interfaith chapel, which is open 24-hours-a-day for patients, visitors and staff. The chapel is located on the second floor and is adjacent to the Intensive Care Unit. For any questions regarding Pastoral Care, please call 610-628-8351.
St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus has a interfaith chapel, which is open 24-hours-a-day for patients, visitors and staff. The chapel is located on the second floor inside the A Entrance at Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion adjacent to the lobby. Worship is offered on a regular basis in the chapel. A book is located in the chapel for anyone wishing to leave a prayer request. To contact the Pastoral Care Department, please call 484-526-4772.
For more information about Pastoral Care Services at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus, see Frequently Asked Questions.