Center for Spirituality and Health

The Center for Spirituality and Health at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge as it relates to the spiritual and religious needs of patients served by the Mount Sinai Health System. The Center has four areas of focus: clinical services, education, research, and community engagement.

Mount Sinai’s chaplains help people of all faiths find meaning, healing, hope, and comfort while experiencing the challenges of life. We seek to provide clarity for decision-making, inspiration, and release from stress by facilitating a feeling of connection to a Higher Power, God, the Universe, the Creator, or that which is beyond us all. Ultimately we hope to help people achieve a sense of balance and inner peace.

Spiritual care is provided by board certified, professional chaplains, including community faith leaders such as pastors, rabbis, priests, ministers, imams and other religious leaders, and specially-trained volunteers. This care is available to patients, families, friends, staff, and our community. Everyone is welcome to benefit from our services.

When Should You Call Spiritual Care?

When patients or families are:

  • Experiencing spiritual or emotional distress
  • Searching for hope or meaning
  • Feeling despair or losing hope
  • Facing life situations which seem to contribute to illness or complicate healing
  • Experiencing grief, guilt or anxiety
  • Wrestling with difficult ethical decisions
  • In need of spiritual or emotional support

Chapels

Mount Sinai Hospital provides dedicated space for worship and prayer. 

The Hatch Interdenominational Chapel
Located at Guggenheim Pavilion, First Floor West, 1190 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 

The Peck Jewish Chapel
Located at Guggenheim Pavilion, Second Floor West, 1190 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029