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.

Patient & Visitor Guide

Billing

We will do everything possible to expedite your claim for the hospital services you have received. Please have your insurance cards or important insurance information available during your hospitalization. Important insurance information that you should have includes your insurance plan name, group number, type of coverage and identification number. If all necessary insurance information is available at your admission, we will bill your insurance carrier for you.

The hospital is responsible for submitting bills to your insurance company. It is important, however, for you to remember that your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company and that you have the final responsibility for the payment of your hospital bill.

Your bill reflects all of the services you receive during your stay. Charges fall into two categories: hospital-provided services and physician services.

Pay Bill Online

Examples of physicians who may bill you separately are anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency-medicine physicians and your personal physician or surgeon. These charges will not appear on the bill you receive from Christiana Care. You might also receive bills from physicians you did not see in person. These doctors render services such as interpreting test results. Questions about these bills should be directed to the telephone number printed on the billing statement.

The charges for hospital services include general nursing care, visits by hospital staff physicians, housekeeping, maintenance, medical supplies, laundry and linens, meals, administrative services and room charges. If you have any questions concerning these charges, please call customer service at 302-623-7000.