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Photo ID Badges

HSAS&F

BMO prints photo IDs for faculty, staff, students, and visitors for the Health Sciences Building.

With a request form signed by a BAC, individuals may drop in at any time during business hours to obtain a photo ID.  For groups of 3 or more, we kindly request that BACs make an appointment in advance.

Departments will be charged $5.00 for all new and replacement HS photo ID badges.

Requirement

  • Individuals in the building after-hours must have a UW-issued or affiliate-issued photo identification.  A UW Husky Card may be used for this purpose.
  • Photo identification (ID) badges are a physically separate supplement to the building access (proximity) cards.
  • An access card is needed to enter secure areas or the building after hours.
  • A department may make a policy that their personnel must wear photo IDs at all times.

Affiliated Photo IDs

  • Health Sciences will honor photo IDs from affiliated institutions and University service departments (i.e., UWMC, HMC, Seattle Children’s, SCCA, Fred Hutch, Facilities Services, SLU, UWIT).
  • For personnel that spend more than 50% of their time in Health Sciences, it is preferred that they be issued a Health Sciences photo ID.

UW Property

  • Photo identification badges are University of Washington property and must be returned to the issuing department upon termination of appointment, employment and/or registration.
  • Each department is responsible for returning badges to Building Management when faculty/staff/students terminate.

Policies

Health Sciences Personnel

Individuals in the building after-hours must have a UW-issued or affiliate-issued photo identification.  A UW Husky Card may be used for this purpose.  Individuals are not required to display their photo identification, but must have it in their possession.

Departments with the following types of space may make a policy that their personnel must obtain and wear photo IDs at all times.

  • Patient care areas.
  • Animal quarters or animal laboratories.
  • High security laboratories where sensitive research, hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials or select agents are present.
Non-Health Sciences Personnel
  • Affiliated groups may use their existing photo IDs.
    • University of Washington Medical Center
    • Harborview Medical Center
    • Seattle Children's
    • Veterans Administration Medical Center
    • Fred Hutchinson Cancer and Research Center
    • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union
    • UW Facilities Services
    • UWIT
  • Visitors attending events/conferences occurring after-hours, on weekends or on holidays are not required to wear photo IDs while they are in transit to/from the conference/event.
  • Persons traveling to and from the Health Sciences Library are not required to wear a photo ID.
  • Any other after-hours visitor must be accompanied at all times by UW faculty, staff or student.
Cost

Departments will be charged $5.00 for all new and replacement HS photo ID badges.

Color Coding

Personnel Function

Photo IDs are color coded to designate personnel function as follows:

  • Yellow: Faculty, staff, student employee
  • Purple: Student
  • Blue: Direct patient care
  • Green: Essential personnel (determined by department)
  • Red: Non-UW (i.e., contractors, consultants, vendors, volunteer)
Access Card Number
  • A photo ID will have the access card number printed in the thin, horizontal orange stripe on the lower half of the photo ID.
  • If the individual does not have an access card, "No Access Card" is printed in this orange bar.