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Bedside Chaplain Visits

An interfaith chaplain is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone or pager at 413-784-2899 (within the hospital x4-2899).Your medical staff person can contact the chaplain on your behalf.


Our trained professional staff hospital interfaith chaplains offer spiritual care and support to individuals of all faiths or of no particular faith.  Specific denominational affiliation is not required to request our services.


If you want a visit from a representative of a religious faith not on BMC’s Spiritual Services staff, any chaplain can help make contact to a spiritual care giver of that faith in the greater Springfield community.  You may want to contact your your own clergy before arriving at BMC.


When to Call a Chaplain


  • When you desire prayer or spiritual counseling, or specifically ask to see a chaplain.
  • When you need someone to listen to and support you.
  • When you or your family desire communion, baptism, sacrament of the sick, or anointing.
  • When you desire a better understanding of your relationship with God, or a need for spiritual guidance and direction.
  • When you desire spiritual support as you undergo medical or surgical treatment.
  • When you are wrestling with issues such as unresolved grief, lack of faith, inability to pray, a sense of being abandoned by God, or experiencing loss of hope or meaning of life.
  • When you need information about community religious resources.