UW Medicine employees who need child care should call the Child Care Aware COVID Referral Center. The call center can serve callers Monday through Friday between 8:30-4:30 and in their home language. The Referral Center will connect families directly to vacant child care slots in the community, including those available only to UW employees. Here’s how the process works:
- Call 1-800-446-1114
- Press “1” to request child care.
- Press “1” to indicate you are a healthcare worker/first responder.
- Tell the operator you are a UW Medicine employee.
If you want to sign up to receive childcare support updates, join the listserv here.
UW CareLink connects you with experts who help you or your family members navigate life’s challenges. You get free, confidential access to guidance consultants.
The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.
There are many resources available for families through the University of Washington. There is a lot of information on the Benefits and Work Life Division of Human Resources webpage: Family Friendly Policies. Whether you are starting a family or joining us from elsewhere, you may have questions beyond these resources. For this reason, we are collating UW resources to make it easier for you to get the information you need about leave policies, promotion clock extension, childcare, sick childcare, elder care, and more.