In addition to providing employees with priority access to WashU physicians, Washington University offers a number of health care resources to help support you and your family.

Dedicated UnitedHealthcare Nurse Advocate

Bridgette Sims, BSN, RN
UHC Nurse Advocate

Bridgette Sims, BSN, RN
314-440-3882 (mobile)

Hello! I am excited to be your new UnitedHealthcare Nurse Advocate. I bring over 30 years of nursing experience with 5 years in management. I have one cool son, Joshua. I enjoy watching old detective shows, discovering great reads in libraries and bookstores, shopping and all things Forest Park!

Bridgette provides confidential assistance for all WashU employees or their dependents. None of your personal information will be shared with your employer. All of your personal health information will be protected in accordance with HIPAA.

Here are some ways the Nurse Advocate can help you and your family:

  • Finding a primary or specialty care provider for yourself or a dependent; connecting to WUdirect designated physicians
  • Understanding your biometric screening results (bring your results to discuss)
  • Managing emerging or ongoing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma in between your doctor visits
  • Connecting with United Healthcare condition management programs focused on diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, asthma, and behavioral health
  • Navigating United Healthcare tools and resources (e.g. MyUHC and Sanvello apps or or
  • Preparing for a physician office visit or hospital stay
  • Connect to resources for family planning, maternity and post-partum needs
  • Blood pressure, weight and body mass index (BMI) screenings

UnitedHealthcare Tools and Resources

Find multiple resources for you and your family offered through UnitedHealthcare, include online account access, maternity support, gender dysphoria information, and more.

Prescription Drug Coverage

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Prescription drug benefits are included as part of your health care package when you are enrolled in a university health plan. 

Don’t have time to go to the pharmacy? Home delivery of your maintenance prescription medications is a covered service under all of the WashU medical plan options and available through Express Scripts at a reduced cost when compared to retail pharmacies. Express Scripts Home Delivery (PDF)

Learn More about your prescription drug coverage

Medical Coverage for International Business Travel through GeoBlue

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Register at
WashU Group Access Code: QHG99999WUBT

For questions about registration or medical coverage, call 1-888-412-6403 inside the U.S. or 1-610-254-5830 outside the U.S. More Information.

Unum Emergency Travel Assistance

When you are traveling 100 miles or more from home, worldwide emergency travel assistance is available to WashU employees through Unum. Before you leave, simply download and activate the Assist America mobile app (activation code: 01-AA-UN-762490). Travel assistance is also available by calling 1-800-872-1414 from within the U.S. or +1-609-986-1234 from outside the U.S.

Unum Travel Assist Brochure (PDF)