Pastoral Care Services

Spiritual Counseling for People of All Faiths

Staff smiling with pastor

Treating the sick and injured goes beyond physically caring for their condition; helping patients achieve peace of mind is an essential part our care strategy. Our pastoral services provide patients and their families with spiritual counseling to help them through difficult times. The pastoral care team offers help to people of all faiths— we honor every religious belief and encourage patients to use us as a resource for healing and wholeness.

To access our 24-hour on-call clergy service, call the operator and provide the patient’s room number and the operator will assist you.

Spiritual Care Helpline

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption to the national economy and has affected the daily lives of citizens worldwide. Individuals are faced with issues like how to pay for their bills and how to care for their families. These challenges bring about frustrations and anxieties that many people have to endure, but please know that you are not alone.

During these times of increased stresses and anxieties, spiritual care is essential to the health and wellbeing of the whole person. Loretto Hospital’s Clergy Council members are available to assist you with prayer and encouragement. We know sometimes prayer can seem difficult, but our members are ready and willing to pray alongside you.

Loretto Hospital’s Prayer Line is available via teleconference weekdays Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

To join the Prayer Line, please dial: 605-313-4822 access code: 696340#

If you need individual prayer, please dial "0"


For assistance with additional resources such as food, clothing or housing, please contact Pastor Percy Giles at 773-682-6045. If no one is available at the time of your call, please leave a message with your name and callback number, and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

For patient information, please contact the nurse’s station for each specific unit

Emergency Department


5 West


5 East


Critical Care Unit


Outpatient Services Clinic


Community Mental Health Program

773 854-5290

For additional information about Loretto Hospital services and resources, please contact External Affairs at 773-854-5063.


Food Assistance:

The Chicago Food Depository provides free food to anyone needing it through local food pantries. Please visit their website at: and put in a zip code to find food in that area, or you can reach by telephone at: 773-247-3663.

For information on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid benefits, call 773-843-5416.

Housing/Rental Assistance:

For assistance with housing, please call Catholic Charities at 773-826-7897 OR

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services at 312-743-0300.