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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 coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Health & Wellness

Lung Health and Screening Program

We now offer CT scan lung screenings proven to detect cancer early

New Guidelines

Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer now available starting at age 50 with a 20 “pack-years” smoking history*.

*Reduced from age 55 and a 30 pack years” smoking history.

This screening can help detect lung cancer at an early stage in current or former heavy smokers.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (UPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in high-risk individuals (Grade B recommendation). As part of our ongoing commitment to preventive care, ChristianaCare now offers lung screenings for your patients who have a history of heavy smoking. Our Lung Health and Screening Program offers:

  • A dedicated nurse navigator to assist with the entire screening process, from scheduling to following up with test results.
  • A low-dose CT lung scan–a protocol that was found to be effective in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) performed according to the American College of Radiology guidelines.
  • A multidisciplinary team, when appropriate, to assist with abnormal findings, referrals and follow-up.

You may qualify for the lung cancer screening if you:

  • Are 50 through 80 years of age AND
  • Have a history of heavy smoking* AND
  • Are current smoker or quit smoking within the last 15 years AND
  • Haven’t received a CT scan of the lungs in the past 12 months.

*Heavy smoking is defined as a smoking history of 20 “pack years” or more. A “pack year” is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 20 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years.

Additional information:

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

For more information or to sign up for an appointment with the Nurse Navigator, click the registration button or call 302-623-CARE (2273).

Register online