Spiritual Care - Providing Comfort and Spiritual Support
We recognize that your presence at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center means you or a loved one may desire spiritual care. Chaplains are available 24 hours a day. Our aim is to provide you with comfort and spiritual support while you are here.
To request a chaplain, priest or pastor:
From patient rooms:
Chaplains are on duty in the hospital from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday and can be reached at phone extension 6236. 24 hour on-call coverage is provided during the evenings and weekends. To contact the on-call chaplain, have your nurse page the chaplain through the hospital operator.
From outside of the hospital:
A chaplain can be reached outside of the hospital by call 515-574-6236.
Requests for visits by faith groups are handled in such a way to adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. We must have permission or request to contact a pastor or church.
All we can provide is name and room number.
For Catholic Patients:
Eucharistic ministers offer communion each day throughout the medical center for those patients listed as Catholic on the hospital census (where no restriction is in place.) Priests do visit routinely new patients identified as Catholic providing sacramental ministries, including the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).
A quiet, peaceful place for prayer, meditation and reflection is located on the first floor, past the north elevators near the Critical Care Unit (CCU). The chapel is open 24-hours a day.
Advanced Directives - Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs
What are they?
Advance medical directives are written documents regarding your wishes for medical treatment. They guide health care providers and your family in the event you become incapacitated and cannot express your wishes.
Discussions with a Chaplain, your doctor, attorney, social worker or other health care provider may be helpful in determining the most appropriate document for you.
For frequently asked questions about Advance Medical Directives, click here.
To print the Advance Medical Directive form, click here.