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Safety Is Our Priority – Learn more

At ChristianaCare, everything we do is For the Love of Health™, and that focus has guided our response throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have redesigned how we deliver care to keep our patients and caregivers safe, while providing the high-quality care that our community needs and deserves. This includes greatly expanded options for virtual care and telehealth visits, as well as guidelines that support social distancing, wearing masks, a clean environment and limited numbers of patients and visitors to ensure safety. Learn More

Coronavirus Information

Questions about coronavirus in DE? Contact Delaware’s Division of Public Health by calling 211 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Those who are hard of hearing can text 989-211 for assistance. Or e-mail at dphcall@delaware.gov.

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Steps to Prevent Illness

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 (coronavirus), so it’s best to try to avoid getting exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

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Avoid close contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep about 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people in public spaces.

Higher Risk for Serious Complications

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. Please talk with your physician about additional steps you can take to protect yourself.

Looking for COVID-19 testing?

If you don’t have a primary care physician, ChristianaCare offers community testing services at convenient locations across the region.

If you do have a primary care physician, you will be given an order and directions on how to get tested at our Provider Referral Center. You will need to bring your physician’s order, your photo ID, and your insurance card when you are getting tested. ChristianaCare is covering the cost of COVID-19 testing for those who do not have health insurance.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Stay home if you’re sick

If you have COVID-19, it’s important to isolate yourself and not spread the virus to others. Leave your home only for medical care.
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Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Your physician will discuss follow-up care options with you. Virtual visits are available for those with COVID-19, and symptom monitoring happens through a secured text messaging system.

COVID-19 Care Centers

You may also be referred to one of our COVID-19 Ambulatory Care Centers. Christiana Care is offering two locations for you to safely receive in-person care.

  • Ambulatory Care Center at Health Care Center at Christiana
    200 Hygeia Drive, Newark, DE 19713
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Ambulatory Care Center at Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter
    12th and Jefferson Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointments are preferred at both locations, but walk-ins are accepted. To make an appointment at either location, call 302-428-2110. Please note: these Centers are not testing locations. Click here for testing information.

Watch for changes in your health. Be sure to call your physician if your symptoms get worse or you are not getting better as expected.

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if you have life-threatening symptoms such as:

  • You have severe trouble breathing. (You can’t talk at all.)
  • You have constant chest pain or pressure.
  • You are severely dizzy or lightheaded.
  • You are confused or can’t think clearly.
  • Your face and lips have a blue color.
  • You pass out (lose consciousness) or are very hard to wake up.

 

After You Recover from COVID-19

As you recover from COVID-19, your primary care physician can work with you to re-establish an exercise routine, advise on healthy eating habits, and give you guidance on managing your health based on your personal health history and family history.

If you do not have a primary care physician, you should contact one of ChristianaCare’s offices in your neighborhood. Virtual visits are currently available at some primary care locations.

If you have been symptom free for at least 14 days, consider registering to donate plasma that will help to treat those who have a high risk of getting a life-threatening form of COVID-19. A single plasma donation can help up to four patients.

It is not clear whether you could be re-infected with COVID-19, so it’s important to continue to practice social distancing and to frequently wash your hands.


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