Take the mystery out of your healthcare with Castlight, a free service for GW employees, spouses and adult dependents covered under a university medical plan.

You already know that the cost of medical services can vary significantly based on where you go, but you don’t always have the time or resources to navigate the many options available. Until now. Get ready to experience healthcare in a whole new way with Castlight, a cost transparency tool that allows you to easily compare prices and read patient reviews for doctors and medical services or prescriptions.

As your personalized healthcare assistant, Castlight helps you get the most out of your health plan and benefits by allowing you to:

  • Save on the care you need. Find doctors, hospitals, medical services and prescriptions. Compare them by cost and quality. Learn more about finding the care you need with the Castlight Quick Start Guide.
  • Understand your plan. See simple descriptions of your medical and pharmacy plans and what’s covered.
  • Review past expenses. Learn where you are in your deductible phase and how much you paid and why, so you can plan for the year ahead. You can also easily see your current balances for your Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA).
  • Make smart choices. Receive personalized recommendations based on your past care and in-network options.

You can access Castlight, online or through the mobile app. Castlight is provided at no cost to employees and their spouses and adult dependents enrolled in a GW medical plan. 


Want to learn more about Castlight? Check out these frequently asked questions

User privacy and security are of the utmost importance. To protect user information, Castlight invests in industry-leading protocols and processes. Learn more about Castlight user security and privacy and review their overall privacy statement, health privacy policy and security statement for additional information.