ChristianaCare

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.

Patients & Visitors

Your Discharge

When you are ready to leave the hospital:

  • Your doctor will write an order for your discharge.
  • You may find it helpful to choose a home caregiver/support person who can help you after leaving the hospital.
  • We will review a discharge instruction sheet with you and your home caregiver/support person. If you follow these instructions, you will have a greater chance of getting well faster.
  • If the person picking you up is not available at the time your doctor discharges you, a member of your care team may escort you to the Discharge Lounge to wait for your ride home.
  • Before discharge, you may request that your discharge prescriptions be dispensed from ChristianaCare’s retail pharmacy.
  • After receiving your initial prescription, you may continue using our retail pharmacy or have the pharmacy transfer the remaining refills to the pharmacy of your choice.
  • Make sure you can read the handwriting on any prescriptions written by your doctor. If you can’t read it, the pharmacist may not be able to either.
  • Before your discharge, you may ask your nurse for the forms needed to request your medical records.