Wash U Back Up Care

Washington University has increased the number of uses of Back Up Care through Bright Horizons for faculty and staff from 15 to 20 uses per calendar year. This benefit provides in-home care for children or adults/elders. Please note that center-based care is not currently available due to current requirements by the State of Missouri, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County.

  • In-home care for children and adult/elders is $7 per hour with a four hour minimum.
  • To register or to make reservations for care, please contact Bright Horizons by phone at 877-242-2737 or visit backup.brighthorizons.com. First time users will need to register by clicking on “Create Your Profile” and entering username “WUBACKUP” and password “BACKUP.