Title IX Information

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

If immediate emergency medical attention is necessary, survivors of sexual assault can seek treatment at the nearest hospital’s emergency room or the Main Campus Medical Center.

Hospital:

Go to the nearest hospital's emergency room to obtain advocacy, medical treatment and testing, evidence collection (if desired), and police reporting (if desired) and/or suspected drugging.

Evidence must be collected within 72 hours of a sexual assault; the county covers the cost of evidence collection. To preserve evidence, a sexually assaulted person should not perform any personal hygiene until the exam is completed. A change of clothes should be taken to the hospital, as clothing also will be collected as evidence. If clothing is changed, the removed clothing should be taken to the hospital in a paper bag or container, rather than a plastic one.  Friends may accompany the sexually assaulted person.

If drugging is suspected, testing for rohypnol, GHB (gamma hydroxy-butyrate), and other substances must be specifically requested at the hospital. The screen that detects these substances also reveals the presence of other drugs such as cocaine and alcohol. Testing can be done for 72 hours after suspected ingestion. 

Police and an advocate will be called to the hospital; the sexually assaulted person may choose to refuse contact with police and advocates. University Police (419.530.2600) or the Sexual Assault Advocate (419.530.3431) can provide transportation from campus to the hospital. 

Main Campus Medical Center:

Go to the UT Main Campus Medical Center (419.530.3451) during business hours for advocacy and medical testing/treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and internal injuries. The Medical Center is not equipped to collect evidence for prosecution; lack of such evidence can greatly impair successful prosecution. 


 

Last Updated: 9/14/17