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.

Behavioral Health

Outpatient Psychiatric Practice

The Adolescent Bridge Program

  • Provides rapid access to individualized evaluation, care planning and therapy for children and adolescents age 12 and older.
  • Offers free group therapy sessions for middle school and high school students to address such areas as school anxiety, substance abuse, bullying, and anxiety and mood disorders.
  • Assists teens with transitioning back to school following therapy.

The Adult Bridge Program

  • Provides rapid access to individuals needing mental health evaluation, care planning and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and transition to primary care or community-based providers as appropriate.
  • Addresses common behavioral health issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts and other common issues.

Patients will be seen in offices located in the Wilmington Hospital Gateway Building,  501 W. 14th St., Wilmington, DE 19801, Behavioral Health Outpatient Practice, Suite 1E40.

To make a referral, or for more information, call 302-320-2100.

Other Services

Christiana Care Outpatient Psychiatric Practice is a team of behavioral-health professionals who offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment. We offer treatment and therapy for almost any problem related to emotional or mental health, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, relationship and family problems, bipolar disorder, issues of transition, loss and grief, and many more.

Because our team includes psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, mental-health counselors and board-certified psychiatrists, you benefit from the convenience of receiving complete, confidential care.

Backed by the full resources of Christiana Care Health System, we are one of the most highly respected behavioral health centers in the Brandywine Valley. We are equipped to provide many different kinds of treatment and evaluation, including:

  • Individual, group, couples and family therapy.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychotherapy.
  • Medication management in conjunction with ongoing psychotherapy.
  • Psychodynamic techniques and holistic techniques, including mindfulness and meditation, and lifestyle development and optimization.
  • Psychological evaluations and psychological testing.
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation outpatient therapy for patients suffering from depression.
  • Referrals to specialists.

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

Behavioral Health
Wilmington Hospital Gateway Building
Behavioral Health Outpatient Practice, Suite 1E40
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-320-2100