Patient privacy is the right thing to do for all our protection, and IT IS THE LAW. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits hospitals from sharing information with the church or religious leaders.
Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka has additional policies and practices restricting clergy access to patients and facilities.
If admitted, YOU or YOUR immediate family must call the Pastor to request a pastoral visit.
Call the Church Office at (785) 233-4241 or the Pastor’s cellphone. We will need the patient’s name and room number.