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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Pastoral Services

Pastoral Services

ChristianaCare recognizes the importance of religion and spirituality in daily life. Spiritual care can bring comfort and well-being, particularly in times of crisis or illness. The Department of Pastoral Services provides interfaith support for patients, families and caregivers.

Our chaplains work closely with your health care team and are available for you, your family and your caregivers while you are in the hospital. Your clergy or members of your faith community are also welcome to visit.

Our chaplains can help you:

  • Maintain your spiritual well-being through prayer, sacraments and support.
  • Deal with difficult issues.
  • Make decisions about your care.
  • Cope with loss.
  • Renew strength and hope.
  • Give thanks.

To speak with a chaplain while you are in the hospital, ask your nurse or another member of the hospital staff to call a chaplain for you. You also may call Pastoral Services at 302-733-1280 (Christiana Hospital) or 302-428-2780 (Wilmington Hospital).

A chapel is located on the first floor of both Wilmington and Christiana hospitals, and inside the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. These chapels are open to you, your family and friends.

Programs and assistance for community congregations

We offer variety of programs to assist community congregations and faith groups with their health ministries, including congregational care-providers training for laypersons and clergy. We also offer assistance in linking with congregation members who are hospitalized. We are able to tailor programs for individual congregations.

Volunteer chaplains welcome

Community clergy are invited to help provide spiritual, religious and emotional support to patients, families and ChristianaCare staff on an on-call basis. On-call hours are Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. The volunteer chaplain agrees to serve one night per month on-call via pager on-site.

Pastoral Services
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions