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

Skin Cancer

In a state known for its beaches, we all need to learn how to be safe in the sun.

Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, but it can be prevented.

  • Protect yourself from ultraviolet rays from the sun and avoid tanning beds.
  • Use water-resistant sunscreen (and reapply often!), wear sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats and protective clothing.
  • Check your skin for new growths, changes in a mole or a sore that won’t heal.
  • Check your own skin regularly — know what is normal for you — and talk with your doctor about whether you need a skin exam as part of your routine health check-up, especially if you are at higher risk of melanoma.

There are five types of skin cancer:

  • Basal and squamous cell skin cancer.
  • Melanoma skin cancer.
  • Merkel cell skin cancer.
  • Lymphoma of the skin.
  • Kaposi sarcoma.

The most important warning sign of melanoma is a new spot on the skin or a spot that changes in size, shape or color. Remember the ABCDE rule:

  • Asymmetry: one half of the mole or birthmark does not match the other.
  • Border: edges are irregular, ragged, notched or blurred.
  • Color: color is not the same all over; may include different shades of brown or black sometimes with patches of pink, red, white or blue.
  • Diameter: spot larger than 6 millimeters (about ¼ inch)
  • Evolving: mole changes in size, shape or color.

Also look for:

  • A sore that doesn’t heal.
  • Spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin.
  • Redness or new swelling beyond the border of the mole.
  • Itchiness, tenderness or pain.
  • Scaliness, oozing, bleeding or the appearance of a lump or bump.

Show your doctor any mole that you are unsure of.

To learn more, call 302-623-4661 or visit:

  1. Protect Your Skin Delaware 
  2. American Cancer Society — Skin Cancer
  3. Skin Cancer Foundation


Click here to Find a Doctor or call us at 800-693-CARE.

Screening for Life and Health Care Connection

Don’t let lack of insurance or copays keep you from getting screened! 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.

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