Mission: To enhance the quality of health care at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center through comprehensive religious and pastoral ministry to staff, Family members, and patients.
Vision: We are dedicated to the spiritual care of all persons, especially those who are suffering in body, mind, and spirit.
Main: (254) 288-8849
NCOIC: (254) 288-8850
Chaplain Assistant: (254) 288-8850
To speak to a Chaplain after duty hours, call the Chaplain Crisis Line: (254) 466-8686
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Building 36000, Room 0408
Fort Hood, Texas 76544
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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Spiritual Care supports the spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients, staff and families.
Chaplain visits may be arranged weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For emergencies and trauma events after hours or on weekends, a patient may contact a member of the nursing staff that can contact the on–call chaplain to arrange a visit. Pastoral Care is offered to people of all faiths.
Medical Center chaplains are available to meet with patients, family members and staff in patient rooms or in the Department of Pastoral Care. Chaplain staff includes an NCOIC, chaplain's assistants, and secretary for the department. Volunteer patient listeners are also available and visit with patients throughout the week.
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center offers a unique place for families, patients and staff to pray, meditate, attend religious services or simply be alone with their thoughts. The chapel is located near the PX in the basement of the hospital. The chapel is open to all faiths. Services include Catholic services Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Protestant services Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Orthodox services are held monthly on Sunday at 10 a.m. (Please check DMPC for specific dates).
When to Contact a Chaplain?
Hospital Chaplains are healthcare professionals who bring the resources of spiritual and pastoral care to help you cope with events in your life. It is important to know when to contact a Chaplain and the following list of ideas may help you in your decision.
- When you feel the need to draw strength from your spiritual roots.
- When you would like to explore the meaning of your current health challenge.
- When you need support in time of crisis or loss.
- When you would like to inquire about better ways to cope.
- When you need a sacrament of baptism, anointing, communion, etc.
- When you want to clarify your values regarding health care decisions.
- When you would like your church or synagogue to be contacted.
- When you would like someone to pray with or just a friend to talk to.
page last modified on: 11/8/2013