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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Philips CPAP Recall  

July 22, 2021 Update:
FDA issues recall guidance

ChristianaCare would like patients and members of the community to be aware of a voluntary recall issued by Philips for 18 models of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), Bi-Level PAP, and mechanical ventilator devices (Information on the recall and a full list can be found here). 

The recall stems from concerns around the machines’ noise-reducing foam, due to the risk that the material may degrade into tiny particles or release potentially harmful chemicals into the humidifier, tubing or mask.  

Philips has indicated that particulate exposure may result in irritation, headache, inflammation, respiratory issues, and possible toxic and cancer-causing effects. The chemical emissions may cause headaches, irritation, hypersensitivity, nausea/vomiting and possible toxic and cancer-causing effects. 

Determining if your device has been recalled 

A list of recalled products is available at There you can also register your device for repair or replacement. If you cannot access the website, call Philips at 1-877-907-7508 for more information.  

If you cannot determine the make and model of your machine, contact the durable medical equipment (DME) company that provided your device. 

Note: The recall only applies to the listed products and does not apply to products from other companies. 

What to do right now if your device was recalled 

  1. Follow the recall advice and register your device at 
  1. Follow manufacture cleaning instructions and stop using ozone cleaners as those can worsen the foam degradation. 

Patients with additional concerns about the recall, and what it means for your specific medical condition, should consult with your doctor.  

Other questions 

For more information, please consult Philips’ frequently asked questions. 

ChristianaCare Neurosciences

Sleep Medicine

Like food and water, sleep is one of our most basic needs. But for more than one-third of us, sleep problems make a good night’s rest an impossible dream. If you have a sleeping disorder, you know the personal difficulties it can cause in your life. Fatigue, irritability and social embarrassment can affect your ability to accomplish simple tasks that others do easily. Some sleep disorders can also lead to other health problems, including cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

The Sleep Center provides expert, multidisciplinary diagnosis and care for every kind of sleep problem. Working closely with you and your loved ones, our sleep center team provides the most effective treatments available. We can help you to overcome these and other sleep problems:

  • Sleep apnea, frequent pauses in breathing during the night caused by an obstructed airway or a disturbance in the respiratory center of the brain.
  • Insomnia, prolonged inability to fall asleep, with frequent awakenings and difficulty falling back to sleep. Insomnia is often caused by stress, depression, medications or poor sleep behaviors.
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS), unpleasant or tingling sensations in the legs that delay sleep. RLS causes uncontrollable urges to move one’s legs and difficulty remaining asleep due to involuntary twitches of the legs.
  • Narcolepsy, sudden daytime attacks of excessive deep sleep. Narcolepsy often happens with muscle weakness brought on by strong emotions such as laughter or surprise.
  • Sleepwalking, night terrors, teeth grinding and bedwetting, also called parasomnias, caused by poor progression from one sleep stage to another.

Home Sleep Study Tests

Home sleep study tests may be performed in the comfort and convenience of your home. Your doctor may have prescribed a sleep study to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. Home test kits are available for pickup and returns at the Sleep Center. The Sleep Center will provide you with instructions on how to use the home testing equipment. Contact the Sleep Center for more information and to schedule a home sleep study.

You can overcome your sleep problems

Your care at the Sleep Center begins with a personal sleep history, medical background and physical examination. If appropriate, a polysomnography (sleep study) may be ordered to enable us to monitor and record your brain waves, heart rate, blood oxygen level, breathing and eye movements. This study is done in a natural sleeping environment. With this information, our sleep experts can determine the source of a sleep problem and begin treatment to help make a good night’s sleep a safe and natural part of your daily life.

The staff of the ChristianaCare Sleep Center works closely with referring physicians. Once tests and treatments are completed, the Sleep Center sends a comprehensive report to your referring physician for careful review with you.

ChristianaCare Sleep Center
(accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
Neurosciences Medical Pavilion
774 Christiana Road, Suite 103,
Newark, DE 19713 directions