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Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

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 visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here.

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.

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.

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Rehabilitation Services

Concussion Therapy

Whoa! That was quite a blow to the head!

The impact was hard, but thank goodness you were able to walk away completely unhurt. Or were you?

Many people suffer concussions and aren’t even aware of it. Concussions can be caused by hitting your head or by the rapid force of whiplash, such as from an automobile accident or direct hit in a contact sport. Concussions are common and the effects are usually temporary, but they are still considered an injury to the brain and require evaluation and treatment.

Symptoms of concussion:

  • Balance problems.
  • Blurred or double vision.
  • Confusion fogginess, difficulty concentrating or slowed processing of information.
  • Dazed, confused or glassy-eyed stare.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping.
  • Headache.
  • Memory problems.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Personality changes, such as aggression, anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings or restlessness.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Slurred speech.

When you suffer a concussion, your body needs time to rest and heal completely before resuming your normal activities — especially contact sports. Our physical therapists who specialize in neurological and vestibular (balance and eye) movements will work with your physician to help you manage your symptoms, restore strength and endurance, improve balance issues, reduce headaches and get you back to your normal routine as quickly and safely as possible.