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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.


Preconception health is an early opportunity for you improve your health and ensure you are in the best possible medical position to have a baby. This can be useful if you have previously had trouble conceiving or you are worried that you may pass on a genetic condition. Whatever your reasons, we are here to help you make informed choices and start your new chapter in the best possible way.

Preconception Health

Young woman looking at supplement on her hand

Some of the most important things you can do to help have a healthy baby should happen before you get pregnant. Because half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, the best time to take control of your health is right now. This is preconception health—in other words, making healthy choices now, even if you don’t plan to get pregnant. Take care of yourself, make healthy choices, and make a difference for yourself and your family.

Advice for a healthy conception

  • Have a pregnancy plan.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Learn to manage the stress in your life.
  • Don’t ignore conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure or infections. Get help from your doctor.
  • Ask your doctor about the safety of all medications, vitamins and herbs you are taking if you were to become pregnant. Even over-the-counter medications can be harmful to an unborn baby.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs.
  • Find your ideal weight, and try to maintain it.
  • Take a multivitamin with folic acid every day.
  • Make sure your immunizations are up-to-date.

This program is supported, in part, by funding from the Delaware Division of Public Health. Further support comes from Children and Families First, and the Delaware March of Dimes.

Healthy Beginnings Preconception Health Program

Christiana Care’s Healthy Beginnings program began as an effort to reduce Delaware’s infant-mortality rate.

The program brings together several important focus areas in every woman’s health care:

  • Preconception care identifies and addresses risks to future pregnancy, even if you aren’t planning to get pregnant.
  • Pregnancy planning guides you through the critical first steps that can set the stage for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Prenatal care ensures the well being of you and your baby from conception to childbirth.

Healthy Beginnings brings together the services of a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, social workers, resource mothers, dieticians and case managers in one convenient location. Ask your doctor for a risk assessment today and ask about Healthy Beginnings.