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Tender Loving Care

(206) 583-6521

If you have a mildly ill child but need to get to work, Tender Loving Care (TLC) at Virginia Mason offers you the reassurance that your sick child will be well cared for while you work.

Caring teachers provide childcare for mildly ill children ranging in age from 1 year to 12 years old. A registered nurse is on-site to screen your child’s symptoms and monitor your child’s condition throughout the day. TLC offers care for children with most common childhood illnesses.

Coming Prepared
When your child is home sick from school or daycare and you need to get to work, give TLC a call as soon as possible. Reservations are made on a first-come basis.

We will discuss your child’s condition in order to advise you if a visit to your child’s physician is appropriate. Please plan enough time for an admission exam by the nurse when you arrive, to determine the most appropriate care plan for your child.

What to Bring

  • prescription and non-prescription medicines in original containers with your child’s name, medicine and directions clearly indicated
  • a fully prepared lunch that will appeal to your child (based on how he or she is feeling)
  • an adequate supply of infant needs (when applicable), including plastic bottles, disposable diapers and pacifiers
  • a change of clothes
  • an item your child regularly takes to school or daycare, such as a favorite toy or blanket
  • use labels with your child’s name on all items that you bring to TLC
  • be aware that an ID will be requested of anyone, other than the parent or guardian, who drops off or picks up a child

How to Participate
Before bringing your child into TLC, you will need to fill out a registration form and a Consent for Care form. You can print a copy (PDF file, 6Kb) and fax it back at (206) 956-2023, or register online. If you register on-line you will still need to print out a Consent for Care form and fax it in.

There is a one-time registration fee of $20 per child and 50 – 75 percent discounts on registration fees for all corporate sponsored memberships. Please check with your company's Human Resources or Benefits department for details.

For information on having your company sponsor TLC services, call Dominicke McCord at (206) 583-6584.

Contact Us
Tender Loving Care is located in the Health Resource Building on the Virginia Mason Campus at 909 University (west entrance). TLC is open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm.

Driving Directions
From Southbound I-5:

  • Take exit #165 A, Columbia and James streets
  • Left on Cherry
  • Left on 9th Ave.
  • Cross over Seneca street. TLC’s west entrance is half way down the block on 9th. The entrance doors are on the left side of the courtyard.

From Northbound I-5:

  • Take exit #164, Madison Street
  • Right on Madison
  • Left on 9th Ave.
  • Cross over Seneca street. TLC’s west entrance is half way down the block on 9th. The entrance doors are on the left side of the courtyard.

Parking
On your right, half way down the block on 9th, you will notice a pull into load and unload TLC space. Please look for the signage and the red marked area.

Do you have this employee benefit?
As an employee of companies that have a partnership with Tender Loving Care, you will receive a subsidy up to 100 percent. Check out the TLC Corporate Partners and see the Corporate Benefits of Tender Loving Care.
 

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