Chaplain Service and Chapel - VA Portland Health Care System
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Chaplain Service and Chapel


Chaplain Service

Caring, competent and respectful spiritual care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from VAPORHCS Chaplains. We are leaders in providing patient centered care.  If you wish to have a personal religious leader or faith group representative contacted, we can assist in arranging those visits. 

Our chapels on the 3rd floor of the Portland Campus and in the Community Living Center at Vancouver are open 24 hours a day for meditation or quiet time.  We hold meditation/mindfulness services daily at each campus.  We look forward to assisting your with your spiritual needs while here. If you wish to speak with a chaplain, you can call our office at 503-220-8262, extension 57021, or you can call the operator by dialing 0 (zero) from in-house phone.

Decedent Affairs

Chaplain Service provides the medical center with decedent affairs for all Veterans and families.  We provide education and support for Veterans who wish to pre-plan their arrangements upon their death and information about accessing benefits for burial as well as a host of services available through the National Cemetery System.



Chaplain Administrative Office:

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Portland Campus: Bldg. 100/Third Floor, 3 B-100

Vancouver Campus: Community Living Center

Our service also conducts units of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.  Our program offers CPE in non-paid positions and funded residency and fellow specialty positions each year.  Applications can be sent electronically to our office for consideration.  Please call us if you have any questions. 503-220-8262, extension 57021.

page last updated: April 17, 2018


Contact Info


  • Portland campus - Bldg 100, 3rd floor 3B-100
    Vancouver campus - Community Living Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 503-220-8262 Ext. 57021
  • 360-696-4061 Ext. 31435

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.