Emergency Back-up Care

Sign up for emergency back-up care so your child care or adult care needs are covered when your regular arrangements fall through.

Program Details

The Back-Up Care Advantage Program is offered through a partnership with Bright Horizons. Open to Medical House Staff members, this program provides emergency back-up care for times when your regular caregiving arrangements fall through.

In these situations, Bright Horizons will arrange for temporary care, either at a high-quality child care center or with a fully screened and credentialed in-home caregiver.

  • Care is available for infants through the elderly.
  • It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • It is nationwide.
  • The cost is partially subsidized by Graduate Medical Education to make it more affordable.


To use the program, you should register in advance so that you are all set up when a need arises.

Register at no cost at: clients.brighthorizons.com/emorygme using the following:

  • Username: EmoryGME
  • Password: care4you

Once you are registered, you can request care by calling 877-BH-Cares (877-242-2737) to speak with a live consultant 24/7/365.


To learn more about the Back-up Care Advantage Program, review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Other Resources


For anticipated care needs (non-emergency), this program also connects you with free access to Sittercity, a comprehensive database of sitters, nannies, housekeepers and pet sitters. You can find the help you need by searching listings or posting online.

Go to Sitter City


The Emory School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to ensuring that residents and fellows remain physically and mentally healthy, retain their joy in learning and maintain their idealism while completing their training programs.

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