Medical Services, for emergencies CALL 911
Victims of domestic and sexual violence can benefit from receiving medical care and information about their rights and options as soon as possible after the incident occured to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
Victims of sexual assault can benefit from receiving specialized medical care and information about their rights and options as soon as possible after the assault to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. A specialized medical examination can also provide useful information and evidence for victims who decided to report the assault and participate in the criminal justice system. Specialized medical care is important
- You may have injuries of which you are not aware
- You may choose to document and preserve physical evidence of the injuries for law enforcement involvement
- You can recieve treatment to prevent infections
- You can receive support
WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS AND CHOICES WILL I HAVE AFTER A SEXUAL ASSAULT?
After a sexual assault, you will be faced with many choices, For example, you will need to decide if you want to have a medical examination, make a police report, consent to the collection of evidence, and receive medical treatment. You may have questions about your legal rights, personal safety, and confidentiality. Many victims also have concerns about coping with the physical and emotional impact of a sexual assault and the reactions of their family members and friends. It can be very helpful to talk about these issues with someone who is understanding and supportive, as well as knowledgeable about how to assist victims of sexual assault.