Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

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Spiritual Support

At Desert Care Network, we are here to meet the spiritual needs of patients, their supporters, staff and volunteers.  A volunteer chaplain, who is specially trained for ministry in a hospital setting, is available to our patients and their family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your own priest, rabbi or minister is always welcome at Desert Care Network and may utilize the assistance and support of our hospital chaplain.

Patients can request a chaplain or arrange a visit from their own clergy by asking their nurse or calling Spiritual Services at extension 6165. If calling from outside the hospital, that direct number is (760) 323-6165. If you cannot reach anyone in the department, please call the hospital operator by dialing ‘0’ or (760) 323-6511.

Services and support provided

For Patients:

  • Visitation/spiritual counseling
  • Pre/post-surgical visits

For Family/Friends:

  • Hospitality/orientation to campus
  • Ethics counsel
  • Grief counsel
  • Bereavement care
  • Interpreters available

For Clergy & Congregations:

  • Church/Synagogue notification
  • Liaison with out-of-town patients/clergy

For Staff:

  • Disaster support community outreach
  • Emergency baptism/baby dedications
  • Reconciliation
  • Communion
  • Emergency baptism/baby dedications
  • Anointing the sick
  • Funeral/memorial