Employee and Family Clinical Services
As a benefit of your employment, we are proud to offer outpatient therapy and psychiatric services to Washington University employees and their families (spouses, domestic partners, and children who are dependents).
Make an appointment
Call 314-286-1700 • 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
If you are unsure what type of provider you need, the trained staff of our appointments desk can help you decide.
If you are unsure if you want to meet with a therapist or a psychiatrist, or do not know the difference, we are here to help.
Key Features of this unique service:
- Expertise: Access to national leaders in psychiatry that provide high quality, evidence based treatment on a range of issues for adults and children.
- Convenience: We aim to be accessible to employees and their families. Appointments are scheduled within 2 weeks. Schedule appointments, receive reminders and communication with providers with ease through MyChart.
- Flexibility: We offer early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon appointments. Visits are available via telehealth and in person.
- Confidential: Privacy is of utmost importance to us. All treatment is strictly confidential.
- Low Cost: It is available as a benefit to you as a part of your employment. We accept Washington University employer-sponsored insurance plans.
- Click Here to learn more about using your benefits and insurance coverage for mental health.
If you are wondering how to prepare for your initial visit or what to expect:
Lucia del Pilar Cristancho Pimiento, MD
Other Care Options
For employees who are seeking brief solution-focused therapy or a therapy provider outside of the institution, we recommend the Work-Life Solutions benefit available to all WashU faculty, staff, postdocs, clinical fellows and their household members. Another option to explore is our recommended community providers, if long-term therapy or an external provider is preferred. For assistance finding an in-network therapist or physician for mental health or substance abuse recovery services, contact the United Healthcare Nurse Advocate dedicated to Washington University employees and their families.
Not everyone needs a therapist or psychiatrist, but everyone can benefit from focusing on the mental health and wellness of themselves and their families: For additional wellness resources, including suggestions for books, websites, and other mental health wellness resources for employees, follow these links.
Human Resources Wellness Connection programs are designed to help employees thrive at work and outside of work. The 8ight Ways to Wellness framework, developed by WashU faculty, offers employees simple and effective ways to focus on their physical and emotional wellness. Programs include the free Healthy Weight Program, Wellness Challenges and Move into Mindfulness.
Students, Residents and Fellows
If you are a resident or fellow, please go here to find your appointment information through GME
If you are a medical student please go here for your appointment information through the medical school
If you are a student on the Danforth campus, please go here for your appointment information through Habif Health and Wellness Center