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Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling

Our Pastoral Counseling chaplains serve all areas of our hospitals and clinics to bring sensitive spiritual and emotional support to patients, families, guests and staff from all different faith backgrounds. Our chaplains will come to you in your times of greatest need to provide hope and words of comfort—and to help you find your way.

Pastoral Counseling

Our Pastoral Counseling chaplains serve all areas of our hospitals and clinics to bring sensitive spiritual and emotional support to patients, families, guests and staff from all different faith backgrounds. Our chaplains will come to you in your times of greatest need to provide hope and words of comfort—and to help you find your way.

Anyone may ask to speak to a chaplain at any time. This may include:

  • Learning a hard diagnosis and struggling to make sense of it

  • Needing prayer or a faith-specific ritual

  • Grieving over a loss or an expected loss

  • Struggling with your faith or wanting to return to your faith

  • Getting ready for a procedure or treatments

  • Coming to a decision about medical treatments

  • Seeking an Advance Medical Directive to outline treatment preferences and/or designate a person to make medical decisions, on your behalf, if necessary. 

We also round throughout our hospitals every day, including the ICUs, pre-op areas, and our emergency rooms.

Places for Prayer, Reflection or Meditation

Main Chapel

Augusta University Health, 2nd floor (BA 2473, near Entrance A elevators) Open at all times.

CHOG Chapel

Children’s Hospital of Georgia, 1st floor (next to the gift shop) Open at all times.

Meditation Retreat

Georgia Cancer Center, 1st floor 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Chaplains

  • The Rev. Dr W. Jeffrey Flowers
  • Chaplain Brennan Francois
  • Chaplain Henry Holt, III
  • Chaplain Grace Henry
  • Chaplain Louella Simmons

Advance Medical Directive

Our Pastoral Counseling chaplains can help you complete an Advance Medical Directive, an official document that describes what you want to happen in the event:

  • You aren’t able to make medical decisions for yourself.
  • You have a terminal illness or you are in a state of permanent unconsciousness and can’t communicate your preferences.

Once you complete an Advance Medical Directive, it becomes part of your chart and medical record. We encourage you to talk to your family about what you would like to happen, should any of these events occur.

Download the Georgia Advance Medical Directive Form

 

 

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