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.

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Child Passenger Safety Inspection Station Closed January and February

The Christiana Care Child Passenger Safety Inspection station will be closed for the months of January and February, 2019.

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From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The Christiana Care Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

Pregnancy Testing

Woman Checking Pregnancy Test Kit

From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The Christiana Care Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

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Center for Reproductive Testing

Our expertise and access to research and technology enable us to provide many women’s health services that are not widely available in Delaware.

Comprehensive birth control counseling

We offer a wide range of contraception options and can match the best method of contraception to your medical and social needs. In addition, we specialize in contraception consultations for women with serious medical conditions.

Confidential, safe, welcoming

Your privacy is important to us. We are located steps away from the main hospital at the Christiana campus, and services are available by appointment. Our office provides an intimate, confidential, welcoming atmosphere that emphasizes dignity and respect for all women. We provide comprehensive counseling for patients considering pregnancy and contraception options.

Nationally recognized

We were selected as the first U.S. community hospital and the only hospital in Delaware to be designated as a Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program Site. This program enhances family-planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents in the U.S. and Canada.

Financial assistance is available

We accept all major insurance plans, and we offer financial assistance to uninsured or underinsured patients. Our practice has access to the Justice Fund, which provides partial financial assistance, based on a formula tied to the federal poverty level, to women who are unable to pay fully for their care.

Maternal and Fetal Testing

To evaluate the health of a pregnancy and fetus, many types of prenatal test can be performed.

What are the risks and benefits of an ultrasound?

Fetal ultrasound has no known risks other than mild discomfort due to pressure from the transducer on the abdomen or in the vagina. No radiation is used during the procedure.

Transvaginal ultrasound requires covering the ultrasound transducer in a plastic or latex sheath, which may cause a reaction in women with a latex allergy.

Fetal ultrasound is sometimes offered in non medical settings to provide keepsake images or videos for parents. While the ultrasound procedure itself is considered safe, it is possible that untrained personnel may give parents false assurances about their baby’s well-being, or perhaps an abnormality may be missed. Having ultrasound done by trained medical personnel who can correctly interpret findings is recommended. Talk with your doctor or midwife if you have questions.

Center for Reproductive Health

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive family planning.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Pregnancy options counseling and surgical services.
  • Counseling on emergency contraception.
  • Adolescent reproductive health care.
  • Management of miscarriage and fetal anomaly.
  • Sterilization services, including tubal ligation and tubal occlusion.

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