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Health Care in Delaware

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The Delaware Department of Health and Human Services provides health care and social service support to the citizens of the state. The department strives to improve the quality of life for Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, protecting vulnerable populations and fostering self-sufficiency. The Department protects the lives of the people, strives to control and prevent disease and provides oversight to hospitals, nursing homes and other health care entities in the state. The health department also has divisions which provide all vital records and health statistics of the state.

Contact Details
Delaware Department of Health and Human Services
1901 N. Du Pont Highway, Main Bldg.
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 255-9040
Fax: (302) 255-4429
Website: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/

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Hospitals in Delaware

Hospitals in Delaware provide quality health care to the citizens of the state. The Delaware hospitals provide emergency, inpatient, outpatient care and diagnostic every day to those in need. The hospitals in Delaware are well equipped with state of art technology and provide committed services to the patients. Mentioned below are the topmost hospitals in Delaware known for giving outstanding services to the people of the state.

Christiana Hospital

Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level I trauma center that is located on the Eastern Coast between Baltimore and hospitalPhiladelphia. The Hospital is also the only high risk delivering hospital in Delaware offering Level III neonatal intensive care. Services of the hospital include alzheimer’s care, cancer care, bone and joint health, home healthcare, women's health, heart and vascular health and so on.

Contact Details
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718
Phone: 302-733-1000
Website: http://www.christianacare.org/christianahospital

Bayhealth Medical Center

Bayhealth is the largest health care system of Central and Southern Delaware. Bayhealth is a technologically advanced not-for-profit health care system. Services of the hospital include cancer care, emergency services, cardiovascular services, neurosurgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, women services among others.

Contact Details
Bayhealth Medical Center
Phone: (302) 674-4700
Website: http://www.bayhealth.org/

Beebe Healthcare

Beebe Healthcare is a committed healthcare system in Delaware. Specialized services of Beebe include cancer care, orthopedic services, cardiac care services and women's health.

Contact Details
Beebe Healthcare
424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: (302) 645-3300
Website: http://www.beebehealthcare.org/

Wilmington Hospital

Wilmington Hospital provides high-quality health care to the people. The hospital is known for its center for rehabilitation, center for advanced joint replacement, outpatient primary care services, including women's health and pediatric health care services, alzheimer's care, cancer care, heart and vascular health and so on.

Contact Details
Christiana Care Health System
P.O. Box 1668
Wilmington, DE, 19899
Website: http://www.christianacare.org/wilmingtonhospital

Dover Behavioral Health System

Dover Behavioral Health is a mental health facility located in Dover, DE, providing mental health and addiction treatment services. The hospital is known well known for its services in offering excellent inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare services for adolescents and adults.

Contact Details
Dover Behavioral Health System
725 Horsepond Rd.
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.741.0140
Website: http://www.doverbehavioral.com/

Notable Hospitals in Delaware are:

Delaware County Memorial Hospital
501 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Phone: (610) 284-8100
Website: http://www.crozerkeystone.org/Locations/delaware-county-memorial-hospital/

Meadow Wood Behavioral Health System
575 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Phone: 844.564.6193
Website: http://www.meadowwoodhospital.com/

Select Specialty Hospital
701 N. Clayton Street, Fifth Floor
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: (302) 421-4545
Website: http://wilmington.selectspecialtyhospitals.com/

Bayhealth Kent General
640 South State Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 674-4700
Website: http://www.bayhealth.org/kent-general-hospital/kent-home

Saint Francis Healthcare
Phone: 302.421.4333
Website: http://stfrancishealthcare.org/

Rockford Center
100 Rockford Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: 302-996-5480
Website: http://www.rockfordcenter.com/

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington
Phone: (302) 651-4000
Website: http://www.nemours.org/welcome.html

Nursing homes in Delaware

Located in Delaware are many reputed nursing homes providing quality health care services to the people. Delaware nursing homes have all the required nursing facilities and are well staffed and well furnished to provide quality services to the people. The major nursing homes of Delaware are listed below.

Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center
231 South Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966-1236
Phone: 302-934-7300

Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
505 Greenbank Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19808-3164
Phone: 302-998-0101

Cadbury at Lewes Nursing Home
17028 Cadbury Circle
Lewes, DE 19958-7028
Phone: 302-645-6400

Delaware Veterans Home
100 Delaware Veterans Blvd.
Milford, DE 19963-5395
Phone: 302-424-6000

Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
101 E. Delaware Ave.
Delmar, DE 19940-1110
Phone: 302-846-3077

Exceptional Care for Children
11 Independence Way
Newark, DE 19713-1159
Phone: 302-894-1001

Forwood Manor Nursing Home
1912 Marsh Road
Wilmington, DE 19810-3954
Phone: 302-529-1600

Gilpin Hall Nursing Home
1101 Gilpin Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19806-3214
Phone: 302-654-4486

Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
1900 Lovering Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19806-2123
Phone: 302-652-3311

Millcroft Nursing Home
255 Possum Park Rd.
Newark, DE 19711-3877
Phone: 302-366-0160

Newark Manor Nursing Home
254 W. Main St.
Newark, DE 19711-3235
Phone: 302-731-5576

Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center
2801 W. 6th St.
Wilmington, DE 19805-1828
Phone: 302-655-6135

Regal Heights Healthcare & Rehab Center, LLC
6525 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707-9582
Phone: 302-998-0181

Seaford Center Nursing Home
1100 Norman Eskridge Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973-1724
Phone: 302-629-3575

Silver Lake Center Nursing Home
1080 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE 19904-2410
Phone: 302-734-5990

Delaware Health Insurance

The Delaware Department of Health and Human Services looks into the health insurance schemes in the state. The department strives to provide health coverage to the low income groups. Many programs are initiated to assist the residents of the state by paying for the entire or part of their health care or medical costs.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act aims at to work for making health care more affordable, accessible and of high quality for insurancethe people of Delaware.

Read more on Affordable Care Act

Things to know about Affordable Care Act

Preventive Care

Under the Affordable Care Act, people are eligible for some important preventive services which helps avoid illness and improves health at no additional cost.

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Preventive Care for Children

Many insurers cover preventive services at no cost to the people. This includes vaccinations for kids and new preventive benefits for mothers.

Read more on Preventive Care for Children

Delaware Medicaid

Under Delaware Medicaid medical assistance is furnished to eligible low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and disabled people having insufficient income to meet the cost of necessary medical services. Delaware Medicaid pays for hospital care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, labs, routine shots for children, transportation, mental health and substance abuse services.

Know more about Medicaid

Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance

Delaware Medicare

The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare, including those under 65 years of age. Its goal is to empower people with Medicare to better understand their options and enable them to make the best health insurance decision for themselves.

Contact Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau (DMAB) via
Phone: (302) 674-7364, (302) 674-7366, (302) 674-7365

Delaware Vital Record and Health Statistics

The Delaware office of vital Statistics oversees and manages the collection and distribution of public health and vital statistics data in the state. All the vital cords of the state including birth, death, marriage and insurance are available with the office of vital statistics.

  • State office has birth records since 1942 - present.
  • State office has death records since 1974 - present.
  • Office has marriage records since 1974.
  • Office has divorce records since 1935.

How to obtain a record

One can obtain copies of birth, death and marriage certificates through the following:

  • In person at the vital records office

    Office Locations of Vital statistics
    vital statisticsNew Castle County
    University Plaza-Chopin Building
    Phone: (302) 283-7130
    Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

    Kent County
    Jesse S. Cooper Building
    Phone: (302) 744-4549
    Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

    Sussex County
    Adams State Service Center
    Phone: (302) 856-5495
    Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Via telephone by calling 1-877-888-0248
  • Via written request to the Office of Vital Statistics located in the Jesse S. Cooper Building, Dover.

    Office of Vital Statistics
    Division of Public Health
    417 Federal Street
    Dover, DE 19901

The following apply for birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates

  • Cost of copy (birth, death, marriage and divorce): $25.00

  • A photo identification is required for all transactions.
  • Certified copies of divorce are not available from State office. For divorces granted after 1975, the parties should contact Family Court in county where divorce was granted.

Health Statistics

Leading Causes of death in Delaware in 2010

  • Heart Disease: 23%[1]
  • Stroke: 5%
  • Cancer: 25%
  • All Others: 26%
  • Chron. Low . Respiratory Disease: 6%
  • Alzheimer's disease: 3%
  • Diabetes Mellitus: 3%
  • Nephritis: 2%
  • Influenza & Pneumonia: 2%
  • Septicemia: 1%
  • Unintentional Injury: 5%

Get more information on various health data and statistics-


  1. Leading Causes of death in Delaware
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