Chaplaincy and Spiritual Support

After receiving a diagnosis of cancer, you may be faced with questions of faith, meaning, purpose, forgiveness, or hope. We recognize that pastoral and spiritual care is an integral part of the healing process. It provides an important source of comfort and strength to patients and families faced with serious illness and/or difficult decisions.

UC San Diego Health System's Chaplain Service provides a variety of spiritual and pastoral care services to patients and their family members faced with such circumstances.

Spiritual and emotional support is administered by an interfaith team of clergy, lay ministers and spiritual representatives.

Our goal is to provide compassionate, caring and spiritual support to patients, family members and friends that respects their beliefs, culture, traditions and value systems. Pastoral and spiritual care services are available at no charge.

Request A Visit

You can request a spiritual care visit through your physician, nurse, social worker or by contacting UC San Diego's Hospital Chaplain Office at 619-543-2103.

You can also email Chaplain Mark Reeves at, or request a healing basket, inspirational material, books, or recordings.