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.

Behavioral Health

Inpatient Psychiatry

ChristianaCare’s Department of Psychiatry offers an acute-care program providing intensive diagnostic evaluations and intensive short-term treatment to help people in emotional and behavioral crisis. In addition, recognizing that physical illnesses frequently complicate psychiatric disorders, we offer comprehensive and coordinated medical, neurological and psychiatric assessments and treatment, backed by the ChristianaCare.

When admitted to our acute care service, patients work closely with our interdisciplinary team of compassionate, highly skilled professionals, including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, therapists, addiction specialists and counselors.

After assessment, we develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the patient’s unique needs. This includes individual psychotherapy, educational groups, family assessment, educational sessions for individuals and families and medication. We also offer an alternate track for patients with addictive disorders and for older adults with psychiatric problems.

Our team’s goal is to rapidly stabilize symptoms in a safe and secure therapeutic environment and then assist in a smooth transition to outpatient care.

For more information about inpatient psychiatry, call 302-320-2118.