Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

Our Services

Pharmacy

Retail Pharmacies

Retail pharmacies are conveniently located at Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital. These pharmacies are available for all of your prescription needs, as well as over-the-counter medications and some home medical equipment. All major prescription plans are accepted.

ChristianaCare Retail Pharmacies

Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-2188
Fax: 302-733-5353
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-2108
Fax: 302-320-2669
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Caregiver Mail Order Pharmacy

ChristianaCare’s caregiver/employee prescription drug plan uses the Employee Mail Order Pharmacy to fill all 90-day maintenance medications for covered employees, retirees and dependents. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for prescriptions to arrive in the mail.

Employee Mail Order Pharmacy
302-320-6760
Fax: 302-623-0399
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Download: Mail Order Pharmacy Order Form

ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy

The ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy helps patients who have complex medication regimens that require close monitoring. These specialty medications are often associated with diseases such as cancer, HIV and hemophilia, among others.

Contact the ChristianaCare Specialty Pharmacy by e-mailing Specialty.Pharmacy@ChristianaCare.org or  calling 302-320-2108.  You can also call toll-free at 833-570-2697.