Within 3 to 5 days

  • You can be examined and cared for at an emergency room. Find a hospital where you can be seen.
  • You do not have to file a police report to be seen at an ER. Learn more about filing a police report and other legal issues.
  • You can choose what happens at the hospital:
    • You can prevent pregnancy, HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections by taking medications available at the ER within 72 hours of a sexual assault.
    • You can be tested for rape drugs within 96 hours of a sexual assault. Ask for a toxicology kit during your hospital visit if you think you might have been drugged.
    • You can have evidence collected.
    • You can get support. We have specially trained Medical Advocates who can meet you at the ER.

  • If you have concerns about the hospital exam being billed to your insurance, or your parents insurance, you can address this at the hospital.
  • You can choose not to go to the ER and still get support by calling our hotline. No matter what decisions you make, know that you have done the best that you can.


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