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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Physicians & Staff

Yoav Tal, M.D.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty

Dr. Yoav Tal is a practicing Hospitalist and Unit Based Medical Director for Wilmington Campus’ Stepdown floor. Dr. Tal went to Oberlin College where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Third World Studies. After graduation Dr. Tal worked in the International Development field, working on program development in a variety of countries including Ethiopia, Georgia, and Liberia and conducted economic research on post disaster development.

For his next step Dr. Tal decided to pursue a career in medicine and enrolled at the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University in southern Israel. During that time Dr. Tal remained active with educational volunteering while pursuing his medical education. For residency, Dr. Tal returned to Bryn Mawr (where he completed his post-bac studies) and graduated in 2013.

Since graduation Dr. Tal has worked as a hospitalist and spends significant time with Family Practice residents, first at St. Francis and now at ChristianaCare. Aside from sports and athletics, Dr. Tal is passionate about teaching and integrating some of his economics background to rounds.

Specialties: Family Medicine
Education: Ben Gurion University
Residency: Bryn Mawr, Class of 2013