Upon admission, each patient is given the option of having their religion and place of worship entered into the hospital religious census.
The religious census is only available for hospital staff information.
The patient or family may notify their church of their hospital admission, or they may request assistance from the hospital staff.
A copy of the consent form for those who want the hospital chaplain to visit will be picked up at the operators’ window and will be returned to the operator when the chaplain completes the visitation.
Clergy shall be identified by a picture ID Badge provided by any of the area hospitals. Badges may be obtained from the Human Resource Department, 125 East Redstone Avenue, Suite A.
Clergy visitation should not interrupt the smooth delivery of patient care being given by hospital personnel.
Clergy may visit patients from their own parish who have requested a visit and patients who have been referred to them by family members.
Clergy may not go room to room for the purpose of proselytizing or evangelizing. Religious material should be given only to parishioners.
Clergy should observe normal visiting hours, except by special permission and in consultation with hospital staff and family.
Food and drink should not be given to a patient without permission from hospital staff.
We at North Okaloosa Medical Center wish to administer healing, love, joy, and peace with the help of the area clergy.
Pastoral Services Department
We wish to assist you as you offer pastoral care and ministry to your parishioners who are receiving health care at our hospital.
After hours or in an emergency, the Chaplain may be contacted by the operator.
The chapel is located on the first floor in the hallway across from the gift shop.
To offer compassionate spiritual care with a committed and knowledgeable pastoral care team, in order to assure the presence of ethical spiritual guidance to patients, and families.