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.

When to Use a Medical Aid Unit


To better meet your health care needs, Christiana Care offers easy access to exceptional care from a medical professional every day at our Medical Aid Units in five locations in Delaware.

Adults and children can visit a Christiana Care Medical Aid Unit to treat injuries or illnesses that are not extremely serious or life-threatening, but require care within a few hours or the same day. When you need medical attention quickly and your family doctor is not available, Christiana Care Medical Aid Units provide exceptional care in a timely manner. Our health care providers will see you for:

Asthma attacks Sore throats and coughs
Broken bones Sports injuries
Eye and ear problems Sprains and strains
Flu-like symptoms STD concerns (Sexually Transmitted Disease)
Gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) Tuberculosis testing
Minor burns Urinary tract infection
Physical exams: sports or school Vaginal burning/itching
Rashes Viral Illnesses
Sinus infection Wounds and cuts
Skin infection

No appointment is necessary. We participate in most health-insurance plans.

Christiana Care Medical Aid Units are not a substitute for a hospital emergency department, which you should visit for treatment of severe accidents or life-threatening symptoms.
Dial 9-1-1 for all emergencies.