Back-up child care options for eligible staff
Modified on 12/20/2021 at 03:31pm

UI Hospitals & Clinics has partnered with Bright Horizons to provide a limited back-up child care service for eligible employees with children through age 12. Through this offering, eligible staff may register for in-center or in-home child care during their scheduled work shift when their traditional arrangements are not available.

To be eligible for the program employees must meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently employed as an active UI Health Care employee
  • Be a regular UI Hospitals & Clinics staff member (50% time or greater), resident or fellow, or clinical faculty member
  • Have a dependent child or children ages 12 or younger

*Other resources available through UI Family Services.

Bright Horizons — informational video

Types of support


A list of frequently asked questions is available below. If you have further questions, please see your manager or human resources representative.

More information on back-up child care

The back-up child care program will be implemented in phases, with the initial phase encompassing those UI Hospitals & Clinics staff providing direct patient care and support with a regular appointment of 50% time or greater. Registration for these services opened on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Eligible employees will have access to 10 uses of back-up care per year. A modest co-pay will apply to use these services.

Eligible employees may be pre-determined according to job code and ages of children on their UI insurance policy. More information on eligibility and how to submit an application for review of eligibility can be found here. Enrollment and more information on the Bright Horizons program can be found here.