All visitors are required to wear masks.

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.

Visit or for local vaccination and testing sites.


CareRef is the first cloud based application created by ChristianaCare to serve as a central resource for accessing the latest evidence-based guidelines and pathway of care for clinicians providing direct care to patients.

CareRef will allow for effective communication of clinical pathway guidelines to ChristianaCare clinical staff in the most efficient and secure way and will serve as the single source of truth for physicians with governance over how the content is managed and updated over time.

The application is available on both your desktop computer and iOS device.

CareRef iTunes app CareRef website

How can I access CareRef?

Anyone with an 801# can access CareRef by logging in with either their institutional id (801#) or ChristianaCare e-mail and password.

CareRef can be accessed onsite or remotely:

  • The desktop version can be accessed through this link. You will be required to use multifactor authentication. Set up will take 10 minutes or less. If you need assistance with multifactor authentication, please contact the Customer Service Center.
  • CareRef can also be found in the iTunes App Store. From your iPhone (iOS 7.2 or above), search the App Store with the keyword “CareRef”.

From the ChristianaCare Intranet, a direct link to the desktop version can be found on the right hand side of the page under “applications”.  More information can also be found under the Education intranet site.