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.

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Christiana Care Health Services (CCHS) serves our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We are committed to making care affordable and we offer discounts, payment options and financial assistance to people who cannot afford to pay for medical care, including Emergency Department services.

Our Program

  • The program applies to all medically necessary hospital inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department services that are billed by CCHS, as well as all medically necessary services provided by any CCHS-employed doctor. This would also include dental services that would require hospitalization. Services not eligible for support and excluded from this policy are cosmetic procedures, bariatric services and liability cases.
  • If your gross household income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) and you meet the corresponding household limits, then medically necessary services may be provided at no charge.
  • If you are uninsured and your gross household income is greater than 200 percent of the FPL, you are eligible for a standard discount of 15 percent.
  • We calculate the bill using the same amounts billed to people with insurance.

Application Process

  • You can apply for financial assistance by completing and submitting a Financial Assistance Program application or calling 302-623-7440.
  • You can apply either before or after receiving medical services at CCHS.
  • You may talk confidentially with a Patient Financial Services representative at 302-623-7440.
  • Patient Financial Services is available to help you see if you qualify for the Financial Assistance Program and will help you complete the application by calling 302-623-7440.
  • Our Financial Assistance Program and application are available online and within our facilities.
  • You may obtain an application and a copy of the Financial Assistance Program by visiting CCHS’s Corporate Finance Center, Customer Service Department (1st floor), 200 Hygeia Drive, Newark, DE 19713.
  • You may mail a request for the application and information to Christiana Care Health Services, P.O. Box 2653, Wilmington, DE 19805.
  • The Financial Assistance Program, application and plain language summary are available in Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese. In addition, translation services are available by calling 302-623-7440.
  • Please read our complete Financial Assistance Program or call 302-623-7440 for a printed copy.
  • If you are uninsured, you may qualify for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. To learn more, visit Choose Health Delaware, the state’s official program for low-cost, high-quality health insurance coverage.