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.

Center for Community Health

School-Based Health Centers

In partnership with school districts and the Delaware Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services, Christiana Care operates high-school wellness centers that provide high-quality health care to teens—right at school.

Wellness centers help teens overcome many obstacles to receiving good health care, such as lack of transportation, inconvenient appointment times and worries about cost and confidentiality. Working with each student’s health care provider, parents and school nurse, wellness centers provide comprehensive medical and mental-health care, treatment and health education. Services offered at the wellness centers include:

  • Physical examinations, including routine exams, sports physicals and pre-employment physicals.
  • Health screenings, including those for communicable infections.
  • Women’s health care.
  • Birth control at approved sites.
  • Treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.
  • Immunizations.
  • Nutrition and weight management.
  • Individual, family and group counseling.
  • Crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
  • Tobacco cessation counseling.
  • Drug and alcohol abuse counseling and referral.
  • Outreach to at-risk youth.
  • Health and nutrition education.
  • Doctor referrals.
  • Follow-up as requested by the student’s family health care provider.

The wellness centers do not provide hospitalization, X-rays or complex laboratory tests, and do not provide ongoing treatment of complex medical or psychiatric problems.

How to access the wellness centers

Students under 18 must enroll by having their parent or guardian sign a consent form, and complete a registration and health history form. Enrollment forms must be returned to the wellness center before any services will be provided.

The high-school wellness centers adhere to federal regulations governing confidentiality of care. However, wellness centers encourage students to involve their parents or guardians in their wellness plans. Parents and guardians are invited to call with questions or arrange a visit to the wellness center.


Center for Community Health
Wilmington Annex
1400 N. Washington St., 4th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 directions