Spiritual Care

Providing Spiritual and Emotional Support

Whether you or a loved one is sick or undergoing a medical procedure, you may find strength in sharing your concerns with a chaplain through Spiritual Care. We provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support to people of all faiths, or of no particular faith. Our staff chaplains are available to serve patients, families, friends, and hospital staff.

We are confidential listeners and spiritual advisors. We are here to listen to you, pray with you, connect you with the spiritual resources you may need, and care for your spiritual well-being.

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

An on-call Chaplain is available 24/7, with some exceptions. Ask a staff member for assistance.

The Marcelle Chapel is open 24 hours for quiet reflection and prayer.

Services Offered

Spiritual Community
We welcome visiting clergy and other members of your faith community. It is helpful if you inform your religious leader of your hospitalization; we can assist with this.

Holy Communion
A group of dedicated lay Eucharistic ministers from local Catholic churches assist in offering holy communion, along with our chaplains.

Chaplains are able to offer baptism when the need is immediate and critical.

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
This service is available to Roman Catholic and Episcopalian patients. Non-sacramental anointing is available to patients of other traditions.

End-of-Life Spiritual Care
Chaplains are available to consult with patients and families and offer religious and non-religious support.

Support for Staff
Chaplains are available to help staff members process difficult situations.

Regularly Scheduled Services

Muslim Jummah Prayer
Fridays, 1 p.m.
ME 747

Catholic Mass
Sundays, 11 a.m.
Huyck Auditorium

Buddhist Meditation
Second and fourth Wednesdays, Noon
Marcelle Chapel
B Building, Basement Level

For Clergy

We welcome individuals with at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education to volunteer their services as chaplains. We also welcome Eucharistic Ministers from local Roman Catholic churches to bring Eucharist to parishioners while they are hospitalized.

For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 518-262-3491.

In order to support your spiritual needs, a certified chaplain is available to any patient at Glens Falls Hospital. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany also provides a certified chaplain whose primary ministry is to Catholic patients. With your consent, your clergy are welcome to visit. Families should also alert their clergy directly of their hospitalization to ensure their support.

You may contact a hospital chaplain by speaking to your nurse or calling 518-926-3531 or 518-926-3532.

Through our Department of Spiritual Care, we meet the spiritual and religious needs of you and your family members.

Spiritual care services are available 24/7.
Call 518 -580-2625 or 518 -580-2628 during the day.
After hours, the Hospital operator (Dial ”0”) can assist you in reaching a chaplain.

Albany Medical College offers Clinical Pastoral Education, an interfaith professional education program, as part of our commitment to quality health care education.

Learn more about Clinical Pastoral Education at Albany Medical College.