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.

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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.

Rheumatology & Arthritis

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A chronic inflammatory disorder, rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder that can affects your joints, as well as causing damage to other body systems such as the lungs, heart, eyes and skin. It can affect women of all ages but typically appears after middle-age onwards.

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Symptoms & Services

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include:

  • Stiffness of joints that feels worse after long periods of inactivity, or after sleeping.
  • Fever, fatigue and weight loss.
  • Warm, swollen and tender joints.

At ChristianaCare Rheumatology, our experts specialize in the care, diagnosis and treatment of degenerative joint disease in women.

All of our treatments take your individual health circumstances into account and our team strive to provide you with a personal, sympathetic service at all times for conditions including lupus, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

We also offer infusion services on-site.