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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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.

The Center for Special Health Care Needs

Treating Blood Disorders

The Center for Special Health Care Needs provides a centralized location for those with mild, moderate and severe forms of inherited bleeding disorders. 

Our goal is to allow you to continue your treatment in a warm and friendly environment with a team of medical experts who understand your unique medical history and the concerns that are relevant to your stage of life. Our team of hematologists, physical therapists, nurses and social workers takes the time to create comprehensive plans for surgeries, births and other life events. 

Sickle Cell Program

Sickle cell disease can cause damage to the liver, heart, kidneys, gallbladder, eyes, bones and joints. Our approach is to work with you to manage common symptoms like anemia and jaundice and to try to prevent crisis and damage to your organs.

Our goal is to help you get the vaccinations, transfusions and other treatments that you may need to minimize pain and live life to the fullest.

Hemophilia/Von Willebrand Disease Program

Our team of medical experts will work with you to help prevent and stop bleeding episodes. We will review your unique medical history and create a personalized approach based on the severity of your condition and how you’ve responded to past treatments and therapies. We can also provide insights on ways to stay active while minimizing your risk of bruising and injury. 

For both programs, your visit can be customized to meet your needs. You and your family can consult our specialists even if you already have a primary care physician, and we can act as a resource to your dentist and other physicians. 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 joint damage, hepatitis C, inhibitors and other common complications.
  • Managed by specialists who are familiar with bleeding disorders.
  • Treating the cold, flu and other common illnesses.
  • Making sure you receive screenings and preventative care to keep you from developing additional lifelong conditions.
To discuss your health concerns and how our team can help, call 302-320-6300.