Chaplain - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
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Cincinnati VA Medical Center



VA Chaplains support patients and families by providing spiritual guidance and pastoral care to those who wish to receive it. Their services can help through difficult times such as an acute or chronic illness, or at the end of life. They also provide regular public worship services for hospitalized Veterans.

VA Chaplains are pastoral and health care specialists. They are aware of the spiritual needs which often arise from the anxieties, and fears that accompany illness and disabilities. Chaplains provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of the whole person in seeking health and peace of mind. Chaplains are sensitive to all of the religious and cultural backgrounds of patients to whom ministry is provided.

Veterans may call Chaplain Service directly or request a Chaplain through their Primary care, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT).

Dial a Chaplain, 24/7:
A Chaplain is on-call 24/7 and can be reached by contacting (513) 861-3100 and pressing 0. When the operator answers please let them know you would like to speak with an on-call Chaplain.

Chaplain Service provides:  

  • Clinical pastoral care for new patients
  • Pre and post-surgical pastoral care
  • Religious worship service participation
  • Sacramental ministry
  • Clinical pastoral counseling
  • Discussion of ethical issues
  • Addressing end-of-life concerns
  • Bereavement pastoral ministry

Special help is also offered in the areas of grief and alcohol related problems.

The Cincinnati VAMC chapel is located on the first floor of Medical Center in room B163. It is open to anyone who would like to visit. 

Chapel services are available at the following locations and times:

Cincinnati VAMC, 1st floor,  Room B163

Service Days Time 
Catholic Monday - Friday 12:00 noon
Catholic Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Protestant Sunday 9:00 a.m.


Fort Thomas, 2nd floor, Room 206

Service Days Time 
Catholic Sunday 8:30 AM
Protestant Sunday 10:30 AM

Contact Info


  • Cincinnati VAMC
    1st Floor Chapel Room B163
    Fort Thomas, Room 210

Contact Number(s)

  • 513-861-3100 Ext. 0
  • 859-572-6207

Hours of Operation

  • Cincinnati VA: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Ft Thomas VA: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 am to 4:30 pm