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.

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Our Services

Palliative Care

To palliate means to provide comfort.

ChristianaCare’s interdisciplinary palliative-care team provides comfort to patients with advanced chronic and serious illness, and to their families. We seek to address your fears and anxieties, lessen your pain and symptoms, and improve your quality of life. We emphasize communication, continuity and coordination of care. We can even help you make decisions about your medical care, including recommendations for medication and referrals as needed.

Managing your symptoms

We work with your hospital care team to ease pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, shortness of breath and any other symptoms that concern you. Throughout your treatment, we provide emotional and spiritual support to you and your family, and coordination with your primary-care doctor and specialists.

Helping you to make decisions about treatment

You and your family may be presented with many options for managing your inpatient care. Options include home care, a skilled nursing facility, a rehabilitation center or hospice. We can help you to choose what is best for you.

The ChristianaCare palliative care team can help you and your family ask the right questions based on your diagnosis, and we can help you choose an option focused on your quality of life. You have the right to know the status of your illness and what you can expect from treatment. Our team can help you to identify, list and communicate your personal care goals to all of your care providers.

Request a consultation

Your hospital physician or primary-care doctor can request a palliative-care consultation while you are in the hospital. To contact our team, call 302-733-4186. For an outpatient consultation, your provider may call our team at 302-623-4960.