Seek Medical Attention

In case of emergency, contact 911 for fastest access to services.  In non-emergency cases, you can seek medical treatment from one of the following providers:

The Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center
Emergency Rooms
Student Health Service

Provides 24/7 specialized sexual violence treatment including forensic examinations to collect evidence,             preemptive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and preemptive pregnancy treatment. In addition, they have information about community resources and options for individuals who have experienced sexual assault. All their services are free of charge and completely confidential.

Going to the Rape Treatment Center within 72 hours of the incident can be key, especially if you are interested in having genetic material collected. If possible, do not take a shower before going and bring the clothes that you were wearing when the assault occurred.

You can bring a friend or a SART advocate can go with you. You can contact SART at 305-798-6666.


 

  • Emergency Rooms can provide emergency treatment related to sexual violence; however their training is not specialized as is it at the Rape Treatment Center and they might not be able to provide forensic examinations.
  • The Student Health Service
    5555 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
    305-284-9100

    Provides general support and referral for counseling and medical care for students who have been sexually assaulted.

NOTE: The Student Health Service cannot perform a rape examination to collect evidence. If your initial intention is to forego rape examination at a rape treatment center, an examination at Student Health Service will undermine evidence collected at a future date. Even if your initial intention is not to purse action against you assailant, it is best to go to the Rape Treatment Center where proper examination and treatment can be initiated and evidence collected for possible use in the future.
The Student Health Service has the obligation to report sexual assault of minors (under 18) to the Department of Children and Family Services.

CONFIDENTIALITY TIP:  Medical professionals have the ability of keeping confidential any information shared with them by adults seeking medical treatment, including medical treatment for sexual violence.  For more information see: Seek Medical Attention.

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