Mayo Clinic's approach

Cahill Meditation Atrium

Meditation and Spiritual Spaces at Mayo Clinic

Open to all patients and visitors.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona

  • Healing Garden
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital Chapel

Mayo Clinic in Florida

  • Cahill Meditation Atrium
  • Louchery Island

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

  • Chapels and reflective spaces
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus Chapel
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus Chapel
  • Saint Francis Chapel
  • Groves Foundation Meditation Room
  • Saint Francis Peace Garden
  • Mayo Center for the Spirit
  • Mayo Building, Subway Level


Multidisciplinary teams of specialists in Integrative Medicine and Health at Mayo Clinic collaborate to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care.

Unique programs

Mayo Clinic offers several stress management and resiliency programs. One of these programs, the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program was developed by Mayo Clinic researchers.

Individualized approach

Health care providers at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Health care providers take the time to get to know you to provide exactly the care you need. Mayo providers understand everyone is different, and one approach doesn't work for everyone. Because of this, Mayo Clinic offers a variety of meditation and mind-body programs. Mayo Clinic health care providers work together with you to determine if meditation or other complementary treatments may be appropriate for you.

Evidence-based care

Mayo Clinic health care providers practice evidence-based care. Health care providers recommend meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies that have been studied and tested for their effectiveness and safety. For example, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a meditation DVD based on research results.

Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic's integrative medicine health care providers have experience and expertise in complementary and integrative therapies, such as meditation. Integrative medicine providers include professors of science who provide a high quality of scientific expertise. Some health care providers involved in the program have focused on the unique needs of women and have tailored the meditation and mind-body programs for women.

Integrative medicine blends conventional medicine with complementary medicine. Mayo integrative medicine specialists recognize that complementary therapies can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.


Researchers in the Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program conduct studies in how to improve meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies. Researchers also evaluate the safety and effectiveness of many complementary and integrative treatments.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Integrative Medicine and Health program's expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

More information about billing and insurance:

Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Health System

May 05, 2022
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