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 Balancing Work & Life


WorkLife support is evolving at the UW. While Human Resources still coordinates the relationship with the UW’s on-site childcare centers and the Virginia Mason’s Sick Childcare Program, you can access all other WorkLife services through the UW faculty and staff assistance program, UW CareLink.

UW CareLink is brought to you by APS Healthcare, a leading provider of programs that help employees make the most out of their personal and professional lives. UW CareLink offers a wide range of services that can help you manage through the different stages of life, develop a healthy lifestyle, create a quality work environment, and save time by providing easy access to trusted experts, including counselors, attorneys, financial advisors, and child and adult/elder care consultants.


Childcare Sick Child Care UW CareLink

Securing quality childcare is important to every parent. The University of Washington has four on-site childcare centers and provides referral resources for those seeking long and short term childcare arrangements.

Eligibility: UW students and benefits-eligible faculty and staff working at least 50% FTE.

If your child is mildly ill, you have access to sick child care through Tender Loving Care at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Eligibility: Academic student employees and benefits-eligible faculty and staff working at least 50% FTE.

Please note, Virginia Mason has announced the closing of the TLC program. The last day of service is March 31, 2015. WorkLife is actively working to secure a new sick childcare service.

UW CareLink provides help for stress, work-related problems, family and parenting concerns, relationship issues, drug and alcohol problems, grief and depression, legal and financial concerns

Eligibility: Services are available nationwide for benefits-eligible UW faculty and staff, their dependents, and household members.

Access UW CareLink:
Phone: (toll-free, 24/7) 1-866-598-3978
TTY: 1-877-334-0489
APS HelpLink Portal - Use "UW" as the company code to log in and register.



Additional Resources

UW CareLink Publications