Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care


Chaplains are available at Winter Haven Hospital to assist you during times of illness or crisis with sensitive and caring support. If you would like for us to contact your clergy or faith community, please notify the admitting office at the time of your admission.

Spiritual Care Volunteers

Spiritual Care Volunteers visit patients and their loved ones and assist chaplains in providing spiritual support. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in becoming a spiritual care volunteer.


Chaplains are in the hospital between 7am and 5pm on weekdays. Ask your nurse to contact the chaplain to request a visit. On-call chaplains are available for emergencies after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.  


The chapel at Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s Hospital is available 24 hours a day for meditation, prayer, and quiet reflection. The Winter Haven Hospital chapel is located on the first floor of the Swann building near the south entrance. The chapel in the Women’s Hospital is located on the second floor near the visitor elevator.

Advance Directives

Appointment of Health Care Surrogate authorizes another person of your choosing to make medical decisions for you when you are not capable of doing so. A Living Will indicates your wishes regarding end of life medical treatment when you are no longer able to make decisions or communicate your wishes. Chaplains are available to discuss these decisions with you and help you complete the documents. For more information about Advance Directives, call Chaplaincy Services at 863-297-1877.

For more information, please contact us at (863) 297-1877.

Winter Haven Hospital
Department of Chaplaincy Services
200 Ave. F N.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33881