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Pastoral Care Services

Pastoral Care Services are available for patients and family members/friends at both Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and at Abington – Lansdale Hospital. These services can help with spiritual and emotional needs and concerns. Our chaplains provide interfaith ministry and will be understanding, compassionate and respectful.

A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at Abington Hospital to respond to emergencies, crises and urgent spiritual care needs. Call 215-481-2000 and ask the operator for the on-call chaplain.  Non-emergent referrals can be communicated to the Pastoral Care Services office during normal weekday hours at 215-481-8090 for response by the next weekday morning. The Pastoral Care Services and Palliative Care office is located in suite 201 of the Dixon Building, located across the street from the Widener Entrance on Horace Avenue.

A chaplain is on call 24 hours a day at Abington – Lansdale Hospital and is available to minister to persons of all faiths. At your request, the chaplain will contact your priest, pastor or rabbi for you. You may contact the hospital chaplain by calling 215-361-4417, or ask your nurse manager to contact him for you.


Abington Hospital

At Abington Hospital, the Harbison Chapel is located on the ground floor between the Buerger and Widener buildings. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel is located on the third floor between the Buerger and Elkins buildings. The chapels are open 24 hours a day for patients and families.

Abington – Lansdale Hospital

At Abington – Lansdale Hospital, a chapel is available for patient and family use. The chapel is located on the first floor, directly next to the main hospital lobby. Patients should consult their nurse to make arrangements for an escort.

Our mission is to provide excellent spiritual, emotional and ethical care to a diverse patient, family and staff population at Abington – Jefferson Health.