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Patient & Family Support Services

Chaplain Services

Our spiritual care team is specially trained to provide holistic, spiritual care to persons of all religious faiths, including those without any religious affiliation. Some of the services that chaplains can assist with include the baptism of infants, communion, pre-surgery prayer, contacting the respective pastor, priest, clergy, or to be someone to talk to about spiritual needs. The spiritual care team can be reached through the hospital operator or by calling their office at (559) 624-2263. An on–call chaplain or priest is available for emergencies through the administrative supervisor.

We also have a chapel available for you. This is a place of quiet reflection that is always open for your convenience. The chapel is located on the first floor near Patient Access and the information desk.

Patient and Family Services

Patient and Family Services are medical social workers that are available to support you and your family during a patient’s hospitalization. Please call (559) 624-2257 for assistance.

The Respite House

The Respite House is safe haven for families with a loved one undergoing treatment or dealing with serious illness or injuries at Kaweah Health. The Respite House was built by funds raised by the five Visalia Rotary Clubs and community supporters. Learn more.

Family Conferencing

In order to receive accurate and up-to-date information about the patient, family members can request a family conference with the attendance of doctors, nurses and social workers. The social workers will arrange a family conference at the convenience of the family members and doctors. Please call (559) 624-2257 for assistance.

Individual and Family Counseling

Counseling is available for any difficulty surrounding the emotional impact and the coping of critical, chronic and terminal illnesses. Please call (559) 624-2257 for assistance.

Crisis Intervention

Social workers are available to support you and your family during the acute phase of illness. They are available daily for emotional support, drug and alcohol information, grief counseling and ethical issues. Please call (559) 624-2257 for assistance.