Washington University and Policies and Benefits

The consortium consists of Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH), and St Louis Childrens Hospital (SLCH).  Each entity has its own diversity statement that includes protections for patients and employers regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Below are some of the benefits related to people who identify as LGBTQIA+, but be sure to double check who your employer is.

Washington University School of Medicine

  1. WUSM Diversity Statement
  2. WUSM benefits (WUSM Faculty)
    1. Dependent coverage (Page 19 Same sex or opposite sex spouse or domestic partner coverage)
    2. Fertility Treatment (Page 9, Lifetime $30,000 medical services, $15,000 prescription drugs)
    3. Adoption benefits

Barnes Jewish Hospital

  1. BJH Diversity Statement
  2. BJC Benefits Total Rewards
    1. Dependent coverage (spouse)
    2. Fertility treatment (Page 30)
    3. Gender affirming hormone therapy is covered (Page 31)
    4. Gender affirming surgery is covered subject to prior authorization (Page 31)

St Louis Children’s Hospital

  1. SLCH Diversity Statement 
  2. BJC Benefits are the same as Barnes Jewish Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children’s Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are committed to providing multidisciplinary, patient-centered care to LGBTQIA+ patients.  Our policies support patients’ rights to equal care and visitation rights without fear of discrimination.  The Health Equity Index (HEI) is a national LGBTQIA+ benchmarking tool created by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).  We are proud of our strong performance at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.