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Coming for Care?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect our lives and our health. As cases rise in our communities, we are adapting our policies to protect against the new variants of COVID-19. We need your help.

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
  • Wear a mask when with people outside your immediate family.
  • If you are sick, ASSUME it’s COVID-19 and stay home except to get a test.
  • Do NOT go to the emergency room unless you are having a severe medical emergency.

Top COVID-19 Questions

The demand for tests at this time is extremely high. To find out where you can get a COVID test, visit the State of Delaware website at coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing or the State of Maryland at covidlink.maryland.gov/symptoms-testing. Additionally, at-home COVID test kits may be available at retail pharmacies. Please DO NOT go to the emergency room or call ChristianaCare for a COVID test.

If you’re sick, ASSUME it’s COVID-19 – stay home except to get a test. Do not go to the emergency room unless you are experiencing a severe medical emergency.

Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better. You do not need to call your doctor unless your symptoms are severe or worsening. Be sure to get care or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.

Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html



Virtual and In-person Care

Our services and practices are open for in-person care, and we also offer video and telephone visits that can provide a great experience in the comfort of your own home. Ask your health care provider what options are most appropriate for your needs. Our video visits are powered by our patient portal, which puts your health information at your fingertips.

Testing and Screening

For those coming to see a provider in person, you will be asked screening questions on the phone while making your appointment to ensure the safety of yourself and others. And, you will be screened before entering our hospitals, emergency departments, and practice locations.

For those getting telehealth care over the phone or via video, you will be screened at the start of your visit.

Masks and Protective Equipment

All patients, visitors and employees are required to wear a mask while they are in our buildings. All ChristianaCare employees will always be dressed in appropriate protective gear and equipment.

Cleaning

Handwashing and sanitizing our hands are done regularly to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Hand sanitizer will be available for use. Additionally, we have enhanced cleaning practices at all our facilities to provide an extra layer of safety.

Social Distancing

We are taking steps to support physical distancing and ensure people can stay six feet apart or more. These may include special instructions when arriving for appointments, such as waiting in the car outside until you receive a call or text message that it’s time to come in.


Need a primary care doctor? Call us today at 302-777-0643 or visit the Primary Care webpage.


Looking for other types of care? Call us at 1-800-693-2273