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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Rehabilitation 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 or by video. Existing ChristianaCare patients can request a virtual appointment by sending a message to “Rehabilitation Services Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy” on the ChristianaCare patient portal.

Before Your Appointment

Please complete the required health history information on the ChristianaCare patient portal. Any additional required paperwork will be emailed to you.


What to Expect from an In-Person Visit

When you come to see us, you will experience a welcoming environment that’s a little different.

Before your appointment, you will answer some COVID-19 screening questions through secured text messaging or at the door. Our team will let you know when you are cleared to come into the office.

Your support person can help you get into the office, but they should plan to wait in the car during your appointment. You should plan to wear a face mask throughout your appointment.

After your appointment, our team will assist you in getting back to your car.

Rehabilitation Services

Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation

How blessed you are that your father, or wife, or teenage child survived the stroke or traumatic brain injury and has progressed enough to continue recovering at home. How overwhelming that you now must find your way as the primary caretaker through this next step in the recovery process.

Brain injuries and the complications from stroke impact family members, loved ones and caregivers in significant and myriad ways. Just as every person’s brain is unique, every brain injury is different. One common thread that every family facing brain injury learns is that recovery truly is a process, one that works best with long-term planning and the commitment of everyone involved.

No family has to go through this alone. From inpatient care to outpatient care, ChristianaCare’s Stroke and Brain Injury programs are uniquely designed to help each patient achieve the highest possible quality of life and independence — and to support caregivers in learning to help coach them through recovery. Our interdisciplinary team of stroke and brain injury experts regularly reviews each patient’s progress and adjusts treatment goals, openly communicates with family members and caregivers to ensure that coordination, communication and consistency remain priorities for each patient’s individualized treatment plan.

Our outpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation programs carry forth the recovery progress established by our regionally renowned Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited inpatient programs. Awarded the highest certification, each meets rigorous peer-reviewed standards of accountability and excellence in providing exceptional quality.

To help ensure that recovery continues to progress, we’re here to help with:

Occupational therapy

  • Activities of daily living and life skills training.
  • Upper-extremity retraining.
  • Splinting/serial casting.
  • Community re-entry.
  • Functional cognition skills.
  • Visual-perceptual therapy

Physical therapy

  • Balance programming.
  • Advanced mobility equipment.
  • Gait and transfer training.
  • Strengthening and endurance programs.

Speech and language pathology

  • Swallow therapy including videos swallows and FEES testing.
  • Voice therapy.
  • Speech and language skills retraining.
  • Language-based cognitive skills.


  • Full battery assessments.
  • Treatment and counseling for individuals and families.
  • Behavioral management.

We can also help connect you with community-based services to help make life easier:

  • Assistance for visual impairment.
  • Community support groups.
  • Door-to-door transportation assistance.
  • Driver education
  • Financial management.
  • Orthotics and prosthetics.
  • Psychiatry and counseling.
  • Spasticity and tone management.
  • Vocational rehabilitation.

When healing from stroke or traumatic brain injury, recovery is measured differently for each patient. Let us help your family put the right plan in place to meet your goals.