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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.

Our Services

LGBTQ Health Initiatives

As a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, ChristianaCare understands the importance of serving the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our community. The following resources provide information and links to services that can help to ensure an exceptional experience for LGBTQ patients and their families.

We welcome inquiries and feedback related to LGBTQ programs, services or health initiatives.  Please feel free to contact Jacqueline Ortiz, Director of Health Equity and Cultural Competence at 302-733-3113 or send an email to: culture@christianacare.org

Ten Top Things to Discuss with Your Health Care Provider 

10 things Lesbians Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Bisexuals Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

ChristianaCare Medical Libraries

LGBTQ+ Health Resources

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Information about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill you can take every day to help prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be found here including: PrEP Users Toolkit and Where Can I get PrEP? and the brochure Am I Ready for PrEP produced by the Delaware HIV Consortium.

ChristianaCare Provider LGBTQ+ Referral Listing

Primary Care Providers

James N. Becker, M.D.  – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Kelly Billig, M.D. – Concord Medicine and Pediatrics

Raymond E. Carter, M.D. – Concord Medicine & Pediatrics

Zachary Collins, PA-C – Concord Medicine and Pediatrics

Jeremy Cristol, M.D. – HealthCare Center (Christiana MAP 2): Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Anna Filip, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Eric W. Halpern, M.D. – Smyrna and Georgetown:  Internal Medicine, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Erin M. Kavanaugh, M.D. – Family Medicine Center-Foulk Road

Ashley E. Panichelli, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

 

Specialty Practices/Resources

Behavioral Health
Brett E. Herb, LCSW – Behavioral Health Outpatient Services (Christiana MAP 2): Individual or Group Therapy/Counseling, Sexual Health, Transgender – Transition counseling and Transition Services Referrals

Endocrinology
James Lenhard, Jr., M.D.

General Surgery
Katherine A. Sahm, M.D.

OB-GYN
Samata McClure, D.O.

Michele Tartaglia, D.O.

Palliative Medicine
Linsey O’Donnell, D.O.

Michael J. Scott, M.D.

Rehabilitation Services
Dale Gregore MS CCC SLP, Speech Therapy

Sports Medicine
Sheila E. Taylor, D.O.

For further assistance contact:
Please feel free to contact Jacqueline Ortiz, Director of Health Equity and Cultural Competence at 302-733-3113 or send an email to: culture@christianacare.org.

For questions regarding gender wellness resources at ChristianaCare, please feel free to contact the Gender Wellness Program: genderwellnessprogram@christianacare.org

Do you need information about obtaining health insurance?

Choose Health Delaware has information about obtaining health insurance.

Community LGBTQ Resources

PFLAG (Wilmington, DE Chapter), Resource Guide

Delaware PRIDE General Resources

CAMP Rehoboth Resource Guide

United Way of Delaware

The Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital and Christiana Hospital have been named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality 2012-2020.

2020 Healthcare Equality Index Award