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 Heart & Vascular Health

Blood Pressure Ambassador Program

Get a Free Blood Pressure Check. It could Save Your Life.

Visit us at these locations:

  • Wilmington Hospital; 501 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Every Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wilmington Public Library; 10 E 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Second Thursday of the month, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • North Wilmington Library; 3400 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; 2nd Saturday of every month, 12 — 4 p.m.
  • Route 9 Library & Innovation Center; 3022 New Castle Ave; New Castle, DE 19720; 3rd Wednesday of every month, 12 — 2 p.m.
  • Central YMCA; 501 W. 11th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; 2nd Wednesday of every month, 8 a.m. — 10 a.m.

The Blood Pressure Ambassador Program was developed by the Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health to increase awareness of the consequences of untreated high blood pressure in the community.

Our goal is to reach at-risk individuals in their neighborhoods and improve cardiovascular health. Blood pressure screenings identify high-risk individuals and provide opportunities to provide health information and motivate individuals 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 have high blood pressure.
  • About 40% of African Americans have high blood pressure. If you are African American, there is a good chance that you or a relative has 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 about high blood pressure or attend one of our blood pressure screening events.

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 Christiana Care Health System, or would like more information about the program, contact Candyce Norris at candyce.m.norris@christianacare.org or 302-320-6800.

Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1000