Governor Carney Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced that Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker will leave her current role as the head of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) this summer to join Nemours’ National Office of Policy and P…

State Releases Preliminary Look at Health Care Spending in 2018

Report Is Latest Step in Effort to Analyze Cost and Quality of Care in Delaware DOVER (June 4, 2020) – The Delaware Health Care Commission (DHCC) has released preliminary data on health-care spending in the state in calendar year 2018, the latest step …

State to Begin Coronavirus Testing at Wilmington High-Rise Buildings on June 2

NEW CASTLE (June 1, 2020) – As a way to reach vulnerable populations, the State of Delaware will begin coronavirus testing at 10 Wilmington high-rise buildings on Tuesday, June 2, with the bulk of the testing being conducted by the Division of Public H…

‘Hope Line’ Connects Delawareans to Help for Handling Stress, Behavioral Health Issues

NEW CASTLE (May 15, 2020) – The Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) has launched a phone line dedicated to helping Delawareans cope with stress and address behavioral health needs during the coronavirus pandemic. The Delaware…

División de Servicios Sociales de Delaware Aprobados para la EBT debido a la Pandemia para Alimentar a los Niños

NEW CASTLE (5 de mayo de 2020) – El 1 de mayo, la División de Servicios Sociales fue aprobada por el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) para operar la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios Debido a la P…

División de Servicios Sociales de Delaware Aprobados para la EBT debido a la Pandemia para Alimentar a los Niños

NEW CASTLE (5 de mayo de 2020) – El 1 de mayo, la División de Servicios Sociales fue aprobada por el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) para operar la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios Debido a la P…

DHSS Announces Three More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Involving Residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

NEW CASTLE (May 8, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is announcing three more deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) in Smyrna. Their deaths brin…

DHSS Announces Three More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Involving Residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill

NEW CASTLE (May 8, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is announcing three more deaths from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving residents of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) in Smyrna. Their deaths brin…

DHSS Announces Positive Cases Involving Patients and Staff at Delaware Psychiatric CenterDPC

NEW CASTLE (April 8, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is announcing positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Delaware Psychiatric Center. Five patients and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19…

Due to Widespread Community Transmission of COVID-19, DHSS Ending All Walk-in Access to Public Offices

Customer Service Needs to Be Met by Appointment, Phone, Email or Online; Crisis Services Continue NEW CASTLE (April 5, 2020) – The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is announcing that all walk-in access to its public offices will end begi…