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

LGBTQ Health Initiatives

As a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, Christiana Care Health System understands the importance of serving the unique health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our community. The following resources provide information and links to services that can help to ensure an exceptional experience for LGBTQ patients and their families.

Timothy D. Rodden, MDiv, MA, BCC, FACHE, is Christiana Care’s system coordinator for LGBTQ health initiatives. In this role he works to mobilize resources and coordinate ways to improve the health care experience for Christiana Care’s LGBTQ patients and their families at Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals as well as in the system. He is available for consultation with individuals seeking information about services available within Christiana Care and in the wider community as it relates to improved health for the LGBTQ community. Tim can be reached at 302-733-1227 or by e-mail.

Ten Top Things to Discuss with Your Health Care Provider 

10 things Lesbians Should Discuss with Their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Bisexuals Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

10 Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Information about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a pill you can take every day to help prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be found here including: PrEP Users Toolkit and Where Can I get PrEP? and the brochure Am I Ready for PrEP produced by the Delaware HIV Consortium.

Christiana Care Provider LGBTQ+ Referral Listing

Primary Care Providers

James N. Becker, M.D.  – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Raymond E. Carter, M.D. – Concord Medicine & Pediatrics

Jeremy Cristol, M.D. – HealthCare Center (Christiana MAP 2): Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Anna Filip, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Eric W. Halpern, M.D. – HealthCare Center (Christiana MAP 2):  Internal Medicine, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF

Erin M. Kavanaugh, M.D. – Family Medicine Center-Foulk Road

Ashley E. Panichelli, M.D. – Wilmington Health Center: Family Practice including Pediatrics, Transgender – Hormones – FTM/MTF


Specialty Practices/Resources

Behavioral Health
Brett E. Herb, LCSW – Behavioral Health Outpatient Services (Christiana MAP 2): Individual or Group Therapy/Counseling, Sexual Health, Transgender – Transition counseling and Transition Services Referrals

James Lenhard, Jr., M.D.

General Surgery
Sandra P. Medinilla, M.D.

Samata McClure, D.O.

Michele Tartaglia, D.O.

Palliative Medicine
Linsey O’Donnell, D.O.

Rehabilitation Services
Dale Gregore MS CCC SLP, Speech Therapy

Tim Rodden MDiv, BCC

Sports Medicine
Sheila E. Taylor, D.O.

For further assistance contact:
Tim Rodden, System Coordinator, LGBTQ Health Initiatives
302-733-1227 or Trodden@christianacare.org

October 2018

Do you need information about obtaining health insurance?

Choose Health Delaware has information about obtaining health insurance. You can also get in touch with Tim Rodden who can facilitate a connection on this in preparation for Open Enrollment.

Community LGBTQ Resources

PFLAG (Wilmington, DE Chapter), Resource Guide

Delaware PRIDE General Resources

CAMP Rehoboth Resource Guide

United Way of Delaware

The Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital and Christiana Hospital have been named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality 2012-2018.