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.

Special Health Care Needs 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.

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

Adult Down Syndrome Programs

Adult Down Syndrome Program

The Center for Special Health Care Needs provides a centralized location to manage common health issues associated with Down syndrome. We can help you to address age-related health risks such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis that you might face as you grow older. Our compassionate team can also handle annual pelvic exams, pap smears and other routine exams for women. You can be sedated for these exams if needed.

Our goal is to allow to you to receive personalized treatment in a warm and friendly environment. We consider each person’s quality of life, personal goals, social and living situation, and access to support from friends and family. Our team will manage referrals and follow-up care with health care specialists and connect you with community resources. 

Your visit to the Down syndrome consult program will consist of a customized, comprehensive evaluation with a team of medical experts who specialize in the care of individuals with Down syndrome. You and your family can consult our specialists even if you already have a primary care physician. Or you can work with our team over a longer time period.

We can work together to determine what is right for you, and this could include:

  • Managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and thyroid issues.
  • Treating colds, sprains and other non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.
  • Making sure you receive screenings and preventive care to keep you from developing lifelong conditions.

To discuss your health concerns and how our team can help, call 302-320-6300.