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: New Visitation Guidelines. 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: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

ChristianaCare Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Caring for Your Child’s Best Health with Love & Excellence

At ChristianaCare, our pediatricians have a long history of caring for the health of children in our community. Our providers deliver the highest level of expertise and medical leadership.

ChristianaCare providers offer continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages and genders. Whether you are preparing for a new baby or just moved into the area and need a provider you can trust, we are here for you and your family.

Pediatrics Services & Offerings

In addition to pediatric primary care, ChristianaCare offers a wide range of pediatric specialty care. All of our ChristianaCare Pediatricians and Specialists participate in leading, clinical pediatric research.

We provide a range of inpatient and outpatient medical care for children and teens including:

  • Routine visits and vaccines
  • Sick visits
  • Virtual visits
  • Care for ongoing illnesses, including allergies, and asthma
  • School, daycare, sports, clearance-to-return forms
  • Mental health care (psychiatry and psychology)
  • Well baby services
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Lactation services
  • Care for physical disabilities and neurological problems
  • Assessment of child developmental and referrals to Child Development Watch
  • Hospital care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Imaging services
  • Laboratory services
  • Audiology (hearing) services

Care for Your Child:

ChristianaCare offers three types of primary care providers with specialties in: 

  • Pediatrics (Blue Icons): Care for pediatrics from birth to 18 years old.  (Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics)
  • Family Medicine (Green Icons): Care for patients of all ages, from birth to seniors. (Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (Green Icons): Care for patients of all ages, from birth to seniors. (Board certified in both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics)

Pediatrics:

ChristianaCare Pediatrics Associates at Newark

Call to schedule your child’s appointment or after-hour emergencies: 302-368-8612

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavilion 2, Suite 1116
Newark, Delaware 19713

Hours

We are open for routine care from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday care are available on an emergency basis.

After Hour Emergencies

To reach the on-call pediatrician after hours (for emergencies that cannot wait until the office opens in the morning). Call the answering service: 877-713-1055.

If you do not receive a call back within 30 minutes, check again with the answering service to ensure that they have your correct phone number.

Lactation Services Offered! Learn more about services, offerings and providers


ChristianaCare Pediatrics at Wilmington Health Center

Call to schedule your child’s appointment: 302-320-4412

Wilmington Hospital
Wilmington Health Center
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Hours

We are open for routine care from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For urgent needs, Saturday hours are offered weekly in cooperation with other ChristianaCare Primary Care locations from 8 a.m. to noon. Please inquire when calling for an appointment.

For your convenience, routine phone calls are handled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

Learn more about services, offerings and providers


ChristianaCare Pediatrics at Whitehall

Call to schedule your child’s appointment: 302-368-8612

ChristianaCare Pediatrics at Whitehall
735 Mapleton Ave
Suite 100
Middletown, DE, 19709

Hours

We are open for routine care from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday care are available on an emergency basis.

After Hour Emergencies

To reach the on-call pediatrician after hours (for emergencies that cannot wait until the office opens in the morning). Call the answering service: 877-713-1055.

If you do not receive a call back within an hour or so, check again with the answering service to ensure that they have your correct phone number.

ChristianaCare Pediatrics at Dover

Call to schedule your child’s appointment: 302-734-3331 

ChristianaCare Pediatrics at Dover
863 Buttner Place
Suite 103
Dover, Delaware 19904

Hours

We are open for routine care from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday care are available on an emergency basis.

After Hour Emergencies

To reach the on-call pediatrician after hours (for emergencies that cannot wait until the office opens in the morning). Call the office number and you will be directed to our answering service.
If you do not receive a call back within an hour or so, check again with the answering service to ensure that they have your correct phone number.

Family Medicine and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics:

More Care for You and Your Child

Your child can also establish primary care with a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics practice. Use the drop-down menu to find a practice near you:

For a full range of integrated, high-quality women and children health services, visit Center of Women’s & Children’s Health.


Leaders in Pediatric Research

Through our active research program, we have made extraordinary contributions to the understanding of childhood diseases and the development of measures for prevention and treatment.

To ensure that our patients have access to the diagnostic and treatment programs we partner with the state in the Child Watch Program. Experience has shown that early intervention can profoundly impact a child’s skills and abilities and can provide the family with the skills necessary to support improvement in the child’s condition.

As key partners with Child Development Watch in New Castle County, we work with a variety of agencies to provide early intervention services in order to have an early impact on each child’s outcome.