GME Lounge
Location: F5/606 (take the F elevators to the 6th floor)
Badge-access only; if your badge isn’t working, contact Officer Brian Heferl in Hospital Security

The lounge is equipped with the following items for all House Staff to use:
    - Cable TV
    - Computer connected to the hospital system and Internet
    - Couches 
    - Microwave
    - Telephone
    - Bulletin board

House Staff Workout Room
Location: E3/221
Keypad Code: Email UWHA for code
Hours of Operation: 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM (7 days a week)

Direction for use:
    - Please sign in when you arrive.
    - Wipe off the equipment after use using the Cavi-Wipes.
    - No food is permitted in the gym.  You may have water if it is in a covered container. 
    - You may use the towels located on the clean linen cart.  Please place dirty towels in the “Soiled Linen Bag.”

Lactation Rooms
Location: E5/7 area (HR satellite area)
Each room has a comfortable chair in it with a door that locks. The hospital is still trying to determine where to house a milk storage refrigerator. To schedule time one of the rooms, contact Deanna Kinney-Smith at or call 262-6307 and she will take care of adding those rooms to your scheduling options and make sure that you have security access to the suite where the rooms are located (after 5 p.m., the outside door to the suite locks). Once you have been added to the scheduling system, you can self-schedule your time in either room in 30 minutes blocks.

Employee Assistance Program

When you or your family need useful ideas, lifestyle coaching, helpful resources or reliable professional care, LifeMatters, your EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is just a phone call away. Services are free and confidential. Call toll-free 1-800-634-6433.

Counseling Services

LifeMatters offers confidential, free, face-to-face or telephone counseling for:
    - Stress, depression and personal problems
    - Balancing work and personal needs
    - Family and relationship concerns
    - Alcohol or drug dependency
    - Workplace conflicts

Financial Services
LifeMatters offers financial consultation and resources from a consumer credit counselor to set up a budget, obtain and review credit report information, or assist with debt management and consolidation.

Legal Consultation
Your EAP offers legal consultation with an attorney, either over the phone or face-to-face, for consumer law, traffic citations and fender benders, family law or estate planning.

Guided Searches and Online Resources
LifeMatters offers online and counselor-assisted searches for child and elder care resources and guidance. In addition, LifeMatters offers several online calculators for a variety of analytical questions and needs.

How to Access EAP/LifeMatters Services
Services provided directly by LifeMatters are free. If you are referred to outside resources, you will be advised about your costs, if any.

   By phone: The program's user-friendly, confidential services are available to you and 
    your eligible dependents 24 hours a day, every day of the year by calling 1-800-634-6433.  
    You will need a password, which you can find on the UWHC Internet.
   Online:  On the Internet, go to  and select "access member resources" 
    to create a user profile that will allow you to access resources, educational information and 
    self-service options.  You will need a password, which you can find on the UWHC Internet.

UW Med School Ombudsperson
The Ombuds Office serves as a confidential and neutral resource for resolving disputes. You get more information at their website

The VA Physical Therapy facility is available to residents from 7:30 to 8am, noon-1pm, and 4pm to 6pm weekdays.
It is located in B2-215 (2 floors below EVP) and has a wall of windows opening into the courtyard beneath the bridge to EVP.
There are two treadmills, a universal weight set, a “total gym”, a step machine and stationary bicycles among other equipment.
Towels are also available. The rules are that equipment may be used at these times if vets are not using them.
The doors are usually locked at some point between 5 and 6pm.

UW recreational center pass (for the Natatorium and Serf) is:
$163 for a full year
$143 for an academic year
$46 for a summer
$77 for a semester