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.

Adolescent Health Services

Christiana Care’s Behavioral Health Services offers both the connection to a full-service health system and the personalized care you need for effective treatment of mental illnesses. Whether you seek therapy sessions to relieve anxiety or need a hospital stay to cope with a psychiatric crisis, Christiana Care has the resources to help you.

Our experienced therapeutic team incorporates the latest research and techniques into its care and offers Delaware’s first transcranial magnetic stimulation unit for the treatment of depression. Our team’s connections to a vast network of medical professionals also ensure your underlying medical problems get attention, and behavioral specialists are available to help you cope with emotional problems arising from cancer, heart failure and pregnancy.

Our integrated model of care embeds mental health therapists in primary care practices. The advantage of seeing a therapist and a primary care physician in the same practice enables greater focus on wellness, prevention and whole person care. This approach to care brings the right level of care to the right person, in the right place at the right time.

Our Adolescent and Adult Bridge Programs give teens and adults rapid access to individualized evaluation, care planning and therapy. When appropriate, patients transfer to community-based or primary care providers.

Our commitment is to provide you the full range of mental health services in a caring, patient-centered environment.

If you need referral information, to retrieve patient records, schedule an appointment or just more information, please call 302-320-2100.

205 W. 14th St., Suite 100, Wilmington, DE 19801 directions

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