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 Leigh Hospital if you need support or additional assistance while visiting with us.


Chaplaincy services are available for patients, families, physicians, and staff at Sentara Obici Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Sentara Obici 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.

K-9 Candystripers

The Sentara Obici Hospital K-9 Candystripers are certified therapy dog teams made up of handlers and their canines. These teams make informal visits to patients, families and staff, bringing comfort, unconditional love, a paw to shake and a heart eager to please. These visits provide stimulation, socialization and provide a break from the typical hospital routine.


Sentara Obici Volunteers add to the quality of the health care environment providing many extra services that supplement the care of the doctors, nurses, technicians and other caregivers. Volunteers help not only patients, but also families, visitors, the hospital staff and the entire community.