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

Chaplain Service

Chaplains provide caring, competent and respectful spiritual care to Veterans, and their loved ones, from all faith traditions and spiritual paths.

VA Portland Chaplains are available on the Portland and Vancouver campus Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and are on call for spiritual care emergencies overnight and on weekends.

Chaplains are members of the interprofessional teams for both inpatient medical care as well as outpatient mental health 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 the Vancouver campus are open 24 hours a day for individual prayer, meditation or quiet reflection.

We look forward to assisting you with your spiritual needs while here.

If you wish to speak with a chaplain, you can call our office at (503)220-8262, extension 57090, or you can reach us via the operator by dialing 0 (zero) from an in-house phone.

Chaplain Administrative Office:

Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Vancouver Campus: Community Living Center, A-120

Clinical Pastoral Education

Chaplain Service also houses the VA Portland Health Care System Clinical Pastoral Education program, which is accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc™.  Our program offers CPE in non-paid internships and funded residency and specialty fellow positions each year.  Information can be found on our website. For more information or to speak to our CPE Program Director, please call (503) 220-8262, extension 51758.

page last updated: April 6, 2021

Contact Info


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

Contact Number(s)

  • 360-696-4061 Ext. 31435
  • 360-696-4061 Ext. 31435

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.