Chaplain Service - New Mexico VA Health Care System
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Chaplain Service

Chaplain Service provides religious, spiritual and pastoral care through visitation and counseling as requested by patients and, in limited situations, their families. Chaplain Service enables Veterans to freely exercise his/her religious faith in a way that promotes healing and helps the Veteran face the crisis of his/her hospitalization. Veterans may call Chaplain Service directly or request a Chaplain through his/her health care team.
Chaplain Service provides religious ministrations for the following:

  • clinical pastoral care for new patients
  • pre and post-surgical pastoral care
  • religious worship service participation
  • sacramental ministry, clinical pastoral counseling
  • discussion of ethical issues
  • addressing end-of-life concerns
  • and bereavement pastoral ministry

Contact Info


  • Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
    Building 41
    Room 2A-104

Contact Number(s)

  • 505-265-1711 Ext. 2735

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Thurs: 6:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday: 6:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.