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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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled loss of urine from the bladder. Leakage can occur at day, night or both. The circumstances that cause leaks determine the type of incontinence you have.

  • Stress incontinence is the loss of urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze, exercise, have sex or participate in any activity that increases abdominal pressure.
  • Urge incontinence is the need to urinate so severely that you leak before you reach the bathroom. If you cope with urges by using the bathroom frequently to prevent leaks, you may have overactive bladder. You may have a related condition called nocturia if you wake up frequently at night to urinate.
  • Mixed urinary incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
  • Overflow incontinence is the inability to completely empty the bladder, resulting in periodic leaks
  • Unconscious leakage is the loss of urine with no identifiable reason.

There is no need to tolerate incontinence or the inconvenience and embarrassment the condition can cause. If you feel you have a problem, we can treat it, regardless of whether you leak once a month or 30 times a day.

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

Your doctor can learn much about which type of urinary incontinence you are experiencing by discussing your condition and your medical history with you. A physical exam and a variety of bladder tests also can help with the diagnosis. You may be asked to keep a diary that tracks your bladder activity.

ChristianaCare Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery

Christiana Hospital
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1208, Newark, DE 19713 directions
fax 302-623-4056

ChristianaCare Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
610-361-1030, option 9

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main Street, Suite 215
Smyrna, DE 19977 directions

Wilmington Hospital
501 West 14th Street
Gateway Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801