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.

Depression & Anxiety

Young woman consoling her friend

Women with anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorders are often living lives of distress and exhaustion. This can take its toll and even lead into depression, which turns worrying into fear, irrational thoughts and a reduction in willingness to deal with the issues.

For us, mental health is as important as physical health which is why we offer specialist mental care just for women, helping them explore the causes for their illness and providing guidance and treatment at every step.

Speak to us

Are you in crisis?

Call the Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness on 302-733-6662.

If you feel you pose an immediate danger to yourself, your baby or others, please call 911 or immediately go to the emergency room of Wilmington Hospital or Christiana Hospital.

You can also call our Psychiatric Crisis Team 24 hours a day 302-320-2118. They are a group of specially trained registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day for emergency response. The team offers immediate intervention for those in crisis because of psychiatric illness.


Other specific services include:

  • The Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness that supports women before, during and after pregnancy.
  • When you had your baby, you expected to feel joy and an unbreakable bond with this new little life, but instead there may be despair, panic and sadness. If you are experiencing these kinds of emotions, Christiana Care offer support to those suffering from a perinatal mood disorder, perinatal anxiety, or both.
  • The Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness offers a comprehensive program available to you during pregnancy and after delivery.
  • These disorders are very treatable, and you can recover.
  • For people who are caring for a loved one and are finding themselves in need of help. We have a large number of resources available and can help you manage your own feelings, while you help to care for someone else.

Psychologists in integrated health care

Support for pregnant women and new moms

  • Every Thursday between 6-7pm we run a free Support Group.
  • No registration required.
  • Christiana Hospital Maternity Building Room 1900 (Women’s Health Practice) 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
  • Discuss and share: Adjustment challenges, depression, or anxiety during pregnancy and after your baby is born. Coping methods and concerns during the adjustment period and challenges of new motherhood.

For more information, call 302-733-6662 or e-mail