For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.
Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited
All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.
All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.
Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.
Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.
No matter what kind of care you need, ChristianaCare is here for you. We’ve taken extra steps to ensure that you can receive high-quality, safe care during the COVID-19 pandemic—without worry!
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.
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.
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.