Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage Program

UCSF has partnered with Bright Horizons® to offer high-quality back-up care to Faculty in the Ladder Rank, Professor in Residence, Clinical X, Adjunct, and Health Sciences Clinical Professor series with appointments of 51% or more paid by UCSF; and Residents and Clinical Fellows (as appointed by the Office of Graduate Medical Education).


When school is closed, a sitter cancels, or a regular caregiver is unavailable, back-up care is arranged for you, including:

  • In-home well and mildly ill child care
  • In-home adult and elder care
  • Center-based child care, on a space-available basis


Program Details

  • Access up to 10 days of back-up care per academic year (July 1-June 30).
  • In-home care for children, adults, and elders
  • Center-based child care
  • 4 hour minimum for all care requests


Important Information for Returning Participants


If you have previously participated in the Back-up Care program, re-enrollment is not required for this year. The annual enrollment fee is being sponsored for the 17/18 academic year. Returning participants may simply reserve care by calling 877-BH-CARES (877-242-2737) or on the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Sign-in web page. Co-pays apply.


New Registrants


To learn more about faculty eligibility and to register, visit the UCSF Back-up Care web site.


For general questions regarding the program contact Family Services at [email protected].