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.

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Patient & Visitor Guide

Advance Directives

Advance directives (formerly known as living wills) are documents you create while you are feeling well and thinking clearly that explain to your family and your health care providers the extent of medical treatment you wish to receive—or not receive—should you become unconscious or too ill to make the decision at a later point in your life.

Health care issues can be complex and confusing. They can be compounded by an accident or illness that renders you incapable of making your wishes for your own care known to your doctor and loved ones. To ensure that your intentions are known and honored, you should discuss them with your doctor and your family before a stressful health care decision must be made.

Additional information regarding advance directives is available to you by contacting the Department of Patient Relations or the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Aging. You can download an advance-directive template from the Delaware Health and Social Services.