If you are spending time with us, regardless of how long, we want your visit to be as comfortable as possible. The following resources are available at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital if you need support or additional assistance while visiting with us.


Chaplaincy services are available for patients, families, physicians, and staff at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Our chaplains offer a supportive presence and listening ear, provide comfort in a crisis, help with ethical decisions and work to improve communication with the medical team.


Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital offers assistance for patients with limited English proficiency and patients who are hearing impaired. Please advise your nurse if you need assistance and they will contact the hospitals patient advocate or nursing supervisor.


Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has volunteers in nearly all departments throughout the organization. Our volunteers have the desire to help others and be involved in helping their community.

Pet Therapy

Pet therapy dogs visit the hospital regularly. These are dogs that are specially trained for obedience and gentleness and are up-to-date on all inoculations. If you would like a visit from a therapy dog, please tell your nurse.