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Spiritual Care

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Spiritual care is essential in providing quality health care for patients and their families and is supported in the mission of the Indian Health Service (IHS). At PIMC, two hospital committees, the Volunteer Chaplains’ Association and the Traditional Cultural Advocacy Committee, provide spiritual care and services for the medical center’s patients and staff, working to sustain a presence of spiritual and cultural awareness and well-being. Our chaplains and traditional elders are committed to providing spiritual care that is responsive to and respects diversity and takes in account cultural perspectives and language needs.

To reach a member of our PIMC Spiritual Care Team during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am -4:30 pm, please call 602-581-6851 (Cathy Witte, chaplain) or 602-263-1576 (Roberta Arthur, Public Affairs Specialist). If you are a patient in the hospital or in the outpatient clinic, please ask the nurse or another staff member on your care team to place a consult for spiritual/pastoral care or they can reach the chaplain directly by phone. During the weekends or after-hours for emergent or urgent requests in the hospital, the nurse can contact the on-call chaplain to support you.

***Please DO NOT email visit requests or patient related informationWe will be able to respond to your request more quickly if you leave us a message on our voicemails.*

Sweat Lodge

Due to the Pandemic, there are no scheduled sweats at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Volunteering

If you are interested in becoming part of the PIMC Spiritual Care team, please email us at PIMCSpiritualCare@ihs.gov.