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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Surgery and 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.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

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

Our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures.

As an added safety measure, all patients will be screened for COVID-19. If needed, your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed at a ChristianaCare laboratory three to five days before your procedure.

Why choose Surgical Services at ChristianaCare?

At ChristianaCare, our surgeons and their care teams have the experience and expertise to give you the confidence you need to get through your surgery and back to your life as quickly as possible. We offer the right expertise for your surgical needs.

For safety reasons, you will be screened for COVID-19. If needed your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed three to five days before your procedure. Here are directionson how to get tested at ChristianaCare’s labs. The results will be shared with your doctor, and your doctor’s office will contact you directly.

Before your procedure, your doctor may also order other lab work or schedule an appointment for you with the Perioperative Evaluation & Treatment Service (POETS) as part of your preparation for surgery.

Be sure to sign up for the ChristianaCare Patient Portal prior to your procedure to receive test results, manage follow-up appointments and communicate with your doctor.

At ChristianaCare, we take infection prevention very seriously in our facilities and operating rooms. That’s why we have taken extra precautions to help ensure that we are minimizing risk to our patients and caregivers. Learn more about how Patient Safety Is Our Priority.

Our pre-screening and COVID-19 testing measures are designed to identify anyone who has COVID-19 or is suspected to have COVID-19 before their arrival at our hospitals or surgery centers.

All staff members and physicians are screened daily. They do not come to work if they have any symptoms related to COVID-19.

One support person can accompany you to your surgical procedure, and no other visitors are currently allowed into ChristianaCare hospitals. View our visitor policy.

Your support person will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the hospital entrance. They also must wear a mask into the hospital, and if they do not have one, we will provide one for them.

Be sure to speak with your doctor’s office to receive specific directions for your drop-off and how you’ll leave after the surgery.

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Guided by our values of excellence and love, we’re board certified and accredited in surgical care and we’ll help you every step of the way on your road to surgery and recovery.