Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you provide spiritual support to all persons?
Yes, pastoral care and spiritual support is available regardless of religion, faith beliefs or practices.

2. What type of reading material/literature do you provide?
Upon request, we have inspirational literature for patients, family members and staff.

3. Do you offer parking validation for clergy?
Yes, 24-hour parking validation is available for clergy with proper identification who are visiting patients/congregants in the hospital. Parking validation is available Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 .p.m from the chaplain’s office, on the first floor, Room 1-J07. During evenings, weekends and holidays validation is available in the Emergency Care Area booth #3.

4. What hours is the chapel available?
The chapel is open 24 hours for prayer, meditation, reflection, solitude, etc. Scheduled worship services are provided on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and on Wednesdays, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Catholic Mass is provided Sundays from 11:00 a.m. –11:40 a.m. and Fridays from noon until 12:30 p.m.

5. Does HUH have a Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE)?
Howard University Hospital Department of Community Relations and the Department of Pastoral Care Services are in the planning stages of establishing a CPE program. Currently we participate in the field training program for Hospital Ministry/Patient Visitation for students attending Howard University School of Divinity and from other seminaries and theological institutions.