Pastoral Care at NUMC
The Pastoral Care Department at NUMC is committed to providing for the spiritual needs of our patients, their families and the staff of NUMC. Staff chaplains represent the Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faith traditions, and are on call 24/7 for emergencies. Upon request, clergy are also available from the Greek Orthodox, Jewish Orthodox, Islamic, Hindu, and Jehovah Witness religious traditions.
Staff chaplains are in-house seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to offer spiritual and pastoral care to you and your family. You can request the services of a chaplain by calling the Pastoral Care Office at (516) 572-3195, the Page Operator at (516) 572-6233, or by speaking to a member of your health care team.
The hospital also has an Interfaith Chapel, located on the main floor, which celebrates daily Catholic Mass at 12:00 noon on weekdays, and Muslim worship services at 1:15 p.m. on Fridays. Catholic Mass is also offered in NUMC’s auditorium every Saturday at 4:00 p.m., and every Sunday and holy day at 12:00 noon.
Every Monday through Thursday during the winter months, a Minyan is held at 1 p.m. in the Radiology Conference Room on the 2nd floor of DCB. Please contact the Jewish chaplain for any other services. NUMC understands that it is important for you and your family to fulfill your religious and cultural responsibilities during your hospital stay. For this reason, in addition to chaplaincy and religious services, the Medical Center also offers patients Glatt Kosher meals upon request.