Spiritual Services

Bird statue at Doernbecher

We are pleased to provide spiritual and emotional support for your child, friends and family. Our chaplains are available to help you cope with difficult transitions, fears, death and grieving, and other sources of stress. We can also assist you in locating clergy of your faith.

We provide counseling to anyone who asks. You do not need to be a member of any particular faith. We always respect your privacy and confidentiality. 

How do I contact a chaplain? 

Please ask a member of your healthcare team to contact us, or call us at 503 418-5398. 

We are available weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, and on an emergency basis only during weekends and evenings. If we are not immediately available when you ask, we will make an appointment for the earliest possible time.  

Can I borrow spiritual books at the hospital? 

The chaplain's office has adults' and children's Bibles, devotional literature, and books about grief, as well as encouragement during hardship. The Doernbecher Family Resource Center in the hospital lobby also has religious and spiritually based resource books. 

Are there worship services at the hospital? 

Worship services are offered in the Veterans Administration Hospital chapel (Building 101, third floor). Services hours are: 

Sunday: Catholic Mass at 8:30 am; Protestant service at 9:30 am. 

Mon-Fri: Catholic Mass at 8:30 am; Protestant service at noon.

How can I obtain information about financial aid, housing assistance and other support? 

Please ask a member of your healthcare team to contact a social worker for you.


503 418-5398


OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

10th floor (Next to the 10N Oncology Unit)

700 S.W. Campus Drive Portland, Oregon 97239