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Individual Services

Individual Chaplaincy Care for Palmetto Health Patients and Employees

Whether you are struggling with serious illness, need support while making a major health decision, or simply need spiritual comfort during your time at Palmetto Health, Chaplaincy Services is here to help by providing the following services for individuals:

 Clinical Pastoral Counseling
  • A listening ear to patients, families, and staff
  • Pastoral Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Grief Counseling
  • Guidance and Presence
  • Rites and Ceremonies
  • Prayer, Meditation, and Scripture
  • Baptism
  • Communion
  • Anointing
  • Liason to local clergy
  • Patient Education 

Hospice and Homecare Resources

We also offer Chaplaincy Services to terminally ill patients and families in their homes through Palmetto Health Hospice and Homecare Resources Programs. Services are provided not only in the Midlands, but in all 24 counties of South Carolina which Palmetto Health Hospice and Homecare serve.

Hospice and Homecare Resources 

Liason to Local Clergy

The Chaplaincy office functions as a liason between churches and their congregants who are hospitalized. 

Worship Services

This department provides a variety of worship services. Chaplains lead in worship within the hospital and community setting participating in chapel services on all campuses, as well as memorial services, vespers and other special services.

On-Call Services

This department provides 24-hour service, year round. The on-call chaplain is always on site and can be reached by pager. He or she is equipped to respond to both pastoral, as well as spiritual needs. This service is provided by a combination of staff chaplains, chaplain residents or interns.

 On-Call Schedule

Bereavement Support for Patients and Families

Our office provides bereavement material to families through our office, delivery by chaplains, and material is available in our Chapel locations.

We host Grief Support groups on a monthly basis. One of our Chaplains attends each of these meetings. These support groups include the following: Pathfinders, a support group for families of deceased Hospice patients, meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Wee Remember, a support group for parents and families who have experienced perinatal and infant loss, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.