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

Resources for Cancer Survivors

For questions about life after treatment, please call our Survivorship Nurse Navigator at 302-623-4407.

ChristianaCare has numerous resources for cancer survivors. You can download “Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment,” a booklet on practical ways of dealing with the challenges of being a cancer survivor from the National Cancer Institute available at

Please visit our library in the main lobby of the Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute for books, magazines, CDs and videos that may help answer questions and provide guidance

General cancer resources

  • Cancer Care Connection is a nonprofit service organization that helps people make informed decisions through professional coaching and personalized information and resource connections. Please contact or 1-866-266-7008 for more information.
  • The Cancer Support Community of Delaware is dedicated to helping people with cancer and their loved ones by providing free, professionally led programs of emotional support, education and hope as an integral part of conventional medical treatment. Please contact or 302-995-2850 for more information.

Breast cancer resources

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Inc. empowers our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Please contact or 302-778-1102 for more information.
Sisters On a Mission offers support for African American women with breast cancer. Meetings are every fourth Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. Call Cynthia Church at 302-475-0687.

Ovarian cancer resources

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Delaware Valley Chapter, raises awareness about ovarian cancer and promotes education about the disease. Call Dorianne Short at 302-998-6889.

Prostate cancer resources

First State Prostate Support Group is for patients and family members of current or post-treatment prostate-cancer patients. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE, 19720. Call 302-324-4227 or 800-304-0779.