American Family Children's Hospital

Working at UW Hospitals and Clinics - Family

Contact Information

(608) 263-6500 (phone)

(608) 263-5778 (fax)

UW Hospitals and Clinics knows the importance of family. Whether you are single, a new parent or preparing to send your kids off to college, we are pleased to provide employees with a variety of resources and tools aimed at family life.


Employee Assistance Program


When you or your family needs useful ideas, lifestyle coaching, helpful resources or reliable professional care, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is just a phone call away. Services are free and confidential. Confidential, free, face-to-face or telephone services are available for:

  • Stress, depression and personal problems
  • Balancing work and personal needs
  • Family and relationship concerns
  • Alcohol or drug dependency
  • Workplace conflicts
  • Financial consultation
  • Legal consultation
  • Child and elder care referral

Lactation Program


UW Hospitals and Clinics proudly provides all mothers an on-site lactation program to help support working parents. In addition to comfortable and convenient lactation rooms, employees (moms or dads) receive a free baby kit which includes a diaper bag, formula, diaper and baby wipes samples, a cooler kit for expressed milk, coupons, feeding diary and a “Breastfeeding Your Baby” resource booklet that offers advice on breastfeeding and caring for an infant. Employees who choose to enroll in one of the health insurance plans we offer, have free access to a lactation consultant 24/7.


Family Events


Fun programming and events are offered for employees and their families throughout the year.


Employee Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (Flexible Spending Account)


The Employee Reimbursement Accounts (ERA) Program allows employees to pay for eligible dependent care expenses from pre-tax rather than post-tax income.


Great Beginnings Near-Site Child Care Center


Great Beginnings Near-site Child Care Center is located conveniently down the street from our two hospitals and close to many of our clinics and administrative buildings. The center specializes in caring for children from six weeks to 3 years of age. Priority enrollment is given to children of UW Hospitals and Clinics employees.


Back-Up Care


Back-Up Care is a program to support UW Hospitals and Clinics employees when they experience a temporary breakdown in their normal child, adult or elder care arrangements and need to get to work. Experienced Back-Up Care Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to find and schedule care on employees' behalf so they can get to work with confidence, knowing their loved ones are in skilled hands.


UW Hospitals and Clinics employees have free premium access to, an industry-leading service that addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs affecting us all: child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, pet care, housekeeping. enables users to connect with a care provider, share a care giving experience or get advice and news.