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.

Get a Free Blood Pressure Check. It Could Save
Your Life.
Christiana Care's Blood Pressure Ambassador Program

The Blood Pressure Ambassador Program was developed by ChristianaCare to increase awareness of the consequences of untreated high blood pressure in the community.

Our goal is to reach at-risk neighbors in our community and improve cardiovascular health. Blood pressure screenings identify high-risk people and offer opportunities to provide health information and motivate people to take action with their health.

Specially trained community members volunteer to deliver key messages about high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke risk factors as well as healthy lifestyle choices. When needed, Ambassadors provide resources to connect individuals with a healthcare provider.

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 3 people and 40% of African-Americans have high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because it does not always have warning signs or symptoms.
  • High blood pressure, if not managed, can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

Learn More or Get Help

Interested in knowing more about high blood pressure and its effects? Do you need additional medical care? Visit our resources webpage for more information or attend a blood pressure screening event.

If you need additional help, call our Blood Pressure Ambassador Hotline, at 302-320-5040 and speak to a blood pressure ambassador.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Blood Pressure Ambassador for ChristianaCare, or would like more information about the program, call 302-320-6800.