This department provides 24-hour service, 365 days a year. The on-call chaplain is reachable in the Health System by radio paging, and is always there to respond to pastoral/spiritual care needs. Dial 434-924-0000 and ask the operator to page the chaplain on call. Staff may page the on call chaplain through the SIMON paging system at #1391 . The on-call chaplain is either a staff chaplain, chaplain resident or intern. This chaplain is supported by a second-call chaplain, who may be called in to help with emergencies.
The department regards on-call duty as a significant element of the clinical pastoral education program. Residents and interns are thoroughly oriented before assuming any on-call responsibilities.