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.

Bone & Joint appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Services

Osteoporosis is a silent disease with no symptoms, yet it can have a huge impact on your health. Patients often find out they have osteoporosis only after they break a bone. Early screening and detection gives you your best chance at halting bone loss and maximizing your bone health.

ChristianaCare’s Strong Bones Program can assess and treat your bone health and reduce your risk of breaking a bone. There is no cure for osteoporosis, but the Strong Bones Program can help you be your strongest self.

The Strong Bones program helps you and your bone health by:

  • Assesssing your risk through a bone density scan (DXA).
  • Improving follow-up care if you’re at risk for breaking a bone through our innovative fracture liaison service.
  • Partnering with your primary care doctor by providing focused care with an effective treatment plan.

About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone density and quality are reduced, resulting in bone fragility. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, because there are no symptoms until a bone breaks.

Osteoporosis Causes

Your bone density depends on a variety of genetic, lifestyle and medical factors. Some factors, such as diet and exercise, can be controlled; others must be managed.

Osteoporosis Treatment

It’s never too early to think about building healthy bones. Even through childhood and adolescence, the decisions we make, foods we eat and many other factors can lead to a lower bone density that will result in osteoporosis years later. It’s also never too late to take control of your bone health, or take steps to reduce your risk.

Bone Density (DXA) Scan

Having a baseline understanding of your fracture risk is a key first step in improving your bone health. A bone density (DXA) scan is the test that measures the health of your bones.