The Spiritual Care team seeks to support people of many different religious traditions. At Cedars-Sinai, we offer several options for you to nurture your spirit while you're here.
The chapel at Cedars-Sinai is open to patients, visitors and Cedars-Sinai employees 24 hours a day. It is located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, and is open to people of all beliefs. Additional spiritual services and programs may be viewed on Cedars-Sinai closed-circuit TV, Channel 50.
In addition to services at the Cedars-Sinai chapel, there are many other places for prayer and attending services in the vicinity of the hospital. This is only a partial listing, and Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any specific place of worship.
Other Spiritual Care Services
In order to accommodate people of all faiths and belief systems, Cedars-Sinai offers:
- Help with contacting outside clergy members and spiritual advisors
- "Music for Healing" performed by volunteer gospel/worship singers
- The Harvard Divinity School Multifaith Calendar, which lists primary sacred times for world religions
- Visits from Spiritual Care team volunteers
Advance Healthcare Directives
Choosing treatments to prolong your life and accepting or declining medical care are both very personal decisions—and you have the right to make them. However, if you're unable to voice these choices yourself (for example, if you're unconscious), it's vital that you make your wishes known to your family and your doctors. The best way to do that is by completing an advance healthcare directive.
Consult with your care team, your spiritual advisor (or one of our chaplains) and those closest to you. They will assist you in completing an advance healthcare directive so that your medical team and your loved ones can honor your healthcare decisions.
Call the Other Religious Traditions team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.), or send a message. You can also visit our offices, which are on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, next to the chapel.