Your Wellness Rooms are peaceful spaces designed for lactation purposes, temporary hoteling, and meditation in order to reduce stress. The School of Medicine Basic Sciences renovated two spaces, 715 PRB and 6132 MRB3 (joint project with the Vanderbilt Brain Institute) to meet these needs. They can be used by Vanderbilt personnel approved through the Office of Facilities, Information and Risk Management (FIRM).
Please Note: New mothers have priority to reserve these rooms at their discretion. Visitors, graduate students, post docs, faculty and staff will need to be approved for their requested time.
- Both rooms feature comfortable chairs, ottomans, Medela breast pumps with sanitizing bags and cleansers, and monitors which you can use for music, watching your favorite show, or projecting your computer if you need to work. Rooms also have refrigerators for the temporary storage of breast milk, microwaves for sanitization, kitchenettes with sinks, dimmable lighting, mirrors, and nearby bathrooms.
To gain regular access privileges to a Wellness Room, lactating individuals should first fill out this REDCap request form. They will receive a confirmation and additional information once approved. Following this one-time approval process, nursing/lactating individuals will receive access to an Outlook calendar, at which point they can book the room if it’s open as needed. Non-lactating users can request single or multiple reservations by filling out the REDCap form but will need to submit the form again once those reservations pass/expire.
For questions, please email the VBS FIRM Office (VBS-FIRM@vanderbilt.edu).