Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Christiana Hospital Tour

Main Entrance

This is the primary gateway to many hospital services. Visit the information desk for directions or assistance.


Christiana Hospital is Delaware’s only Level I trauma center, signifying the highest level of capability.

Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Our team of more than 100 doctors and allied health care professionals provides comprehensive heart and vascular care.

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center

This high-tech facility includes classrooms, an auditorium, simulation training center and more.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Delaware’s NCI selected National Community Cancer Center provides comprehensive cancer care and bench-to-bedside research.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (West Entrance)

The west entrance of the cancer center is the gateway to the Breast Center and many other cancer services.

Medical Arts Pavilion 2 (MAP 2)

The Medical Arts Pavilions are home to a variety of physician offices and other medical services.


The Christiana Surgicenter provides patient-friendly care and the latest technology for a varity of surgical procedures.

Medical Arts Pavilion 1 (MAP 1)

The Medical Arts Pavilions are home to a variety of physician offices and other medical services.

Women’s Health Building

More than 7,000 babies are born here every year. Christiana Care is a National Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.