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.

Our Services

HIV/AIDS Care

The HIV Program at Christiana Care was established in October of 1989. Since its inception, the HIV Program has been the major care provider for people with HIV/AIDS throughout the state of Delaware. It is estimated that the HIV Program provides care to 65 percent of the people in Delaware who are HIV-positive and accessing medical services.

The HIV Program has a staff of 51 professionals, including five board-certified infectious-disease doctors, one board-certified internal-medicine doctor, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists and counselors, social workers and peer educators.

  • The HIV Program has five sites located throughout the state of Delaware.
  • Services provided include:
  • Primary HIV medical care.
  • Access to the Delaware AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
  • Medication adherence education.
  • Peer education.
  • Social-work assessment and interventions.
  • Case management for pregnant women and families.
  • Health maintenance.

Christiana Care HIV Community Program at Wilmington Hospital Annex
1400 Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-255-1300
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments available Monday through Thursday.

HIV Wellness Program at Porter State Service Center
511 West 8th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-2111
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Georgetown Wellness Clinic
Stockley Center
26351 Patriots Way
102 Lloyd Lane
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-933-3420
Fax 302-933-3421
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Smyrna Home for the Chronically Ill
100 Sunnyside Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
302-653-1900
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

HIV Program at Lancaster
Brandywine Counseling
2713 Lancaster Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-656-2348 ext. 45
Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.