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.

For Health Professionals

The Medical Group

The Medical Group comprises community-based primary-care physician and specialty-care practices. We are more than 140 doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other caregivers employed by Christiana Care. Managing these practices as a group enables better support for physicians and the ability to serve patients more effectively. Additionally, The Medical Group uses electronic health records to support and promote its patient care quality initiatives.

The Medical Group includes primary care practices and specialty care partners in Delaware and New Jersey. The Medical Group is also partnering with Christiana Care hospitalists to improve our patients’ continuity of care from primary care to hospital care and back again.

Primary care practices

  • Carney’s Point Center, NJ
  • Claymont Family Medicine Center
  • Family Medicine Centers (Foulk Road and Wilmington)

  • Greenville Medical Center

  • HealthCare Center at Christiana

  • Hockessin Family Medicine Center
  • Lancaster Pike Internal Medicine Center
  • Limestone Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Middletown Family Medicine
  • New Castle Family Medicine Center
  • Rockwood Family Medicine Center
  • Smyrna Family Practice
  • Springside Family Medicine
  • Wilmington Hospital Health Center (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics)

  • Woodstown Family Medicine Center, NJ

Specialty care partners

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Christiana Care Hospitalist Partners
  • Endocrinology at the Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Centers

  • HIV Program Wellness Centers

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • OB/GYN

  • Optometry – Eye Care Department

  • Physiatry

  • Rheumatology
  • Surgical and Critical Care Associates
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Wilmington Hospital Health Center
    (general practice dentistry, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, oral
    and maxillofacial surgery, podiatry, surgical services, women’s
    health care services)

Our objectives

The Medical Group of Christiana Care’s objectives are to:

  • Work together as a multispecialty group that utilizes best practices and measurable results to deliver safe, accessible, quality, healthcare to the patients we serve.
  • Grow our patient base and support Christiana Care Health System for primary, specialty, and tertiary care services in the communities it serves.
  • Ensure financial stability of the practices in service to the Health System.
  • Support the educational, research and clinical missions to enhance CCHS’ reputation and market share.

The Medical Group serves its patients by treating the sick to make them healthy, as well as caring for the healthy to keep them well.