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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Look around you. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While you can’t change some of the things that put you at risk — like family history, your age or ethnicity — click here to learn things you can do to lower your risk.

Finding breast cancer and starting treatment early increases your chances of successfully beating breast cancer. Are you doing these three things?

  • Annual clinical breast exam. Click here to Find a Doctor or call us at 800-693-CARE.
  • Mammogram based on American Cancer Society guidelines.
  • Know your normal — know what your breasts normally feel like and report changes to your doctor.

Screening for Life and Health Care Connection

Don’t let lack of insurance or copays keep you from getting a mammogram! Screening for Life and the Health Care Connection Screening for Life provides payment for cancer screening tests recommended by your doctor if you meet age, income and insurance guidelines. This program is a cooperative effort of the Delaware Division of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Care Connection simplifies the eligibility screening process to help uninsured Delawareans access primary care and medical specialists, disease prevention services — such as cancer screenings — and helps ensure access to prescription programs, laboratory and radiology services.

To learn more, call 302-623-4661 or visit Screening For Life or the Health Care Connection & Voluntary Initiative Program.

The Story of BRENDA

Delaware women — especially African-American Delaware women — are among those at highest risk in the nation for the aggressive triple negative breast cancer.

Volunteer speakers are now available to share The Story of BRENDA, a free educational program on triple negative breast cancer and its impact on the African-American community.

Although BRENDA is not a real person, the acronym helps women remember key steps for reducing their risk of breast cancer, especially the aggressive triple negative form of the disease for which there currently is no targeted treatment.  {include BRENDA photo}

Remember BRENDA to lower your risk for triple negative breast cancer:

Reduce alcohol and sugary drinks.
Nutritious foods.
Don’t smoke
Achieve a health body weight.

Call 302-623-4661 or complete the request form to schedule a speaker today for your faith, professional or community group!

Every Woman Matters

Each fall, more than 150 women gather for Every Woman Matters, a free health and wellness breakfast to learn more about cancer prevention, screenings and treatment. The popular annual event is also an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and honor those who have faced a cancer journey.

Pink Ribbon

The Pink Ribbon program is a free service that helps women find community resources and funding for mammograms and other needed care. Our navigators can help you:

  • Schedule appointments.
  • Find transportation.
  • Find funding to cover the cost of the mammogram, if needed.

We are also available to be with you as a support person during the screening and will help you learn more about breast cancer risks, early detection and treatment options.

To schedule a mammogram through the Pink Ribbon program, call 302-623-4746.


Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions