Confidential Medical Support
If you have experienced sexual, interpersonal or other violence, you are encouraged to seek confidential medical support as soon as possible following the incident. A medical provider, such as the options below, can address any health concerns and preserve evidence. You are encouraged to consider preserving evidence as soon as possible after an incident regardless of whether you have made the decision to contact law enforcement and/or to report the incident to the University. Evidence collected can be used to support a report if you make the decision to pursue these options at a later time. Some treatment options are most effective within 72 hours of an assault, including injury treatment, HIV prophylaxis and STI (sexually transmitted infection) treatment. Other options can still be effective up to five days after an assault, including forensic evidence collection and emergency contraception. Financial assistance for these services may be available through several funds, including the Survivor’s Assistance Fund, to offset medical expenses.
Campus Health Services (On Campus)
- Provides confidential healthcare (e.g., evidence collection, forensic exams, screening and treatment of STIs, HIV prophylaxis, and emergency contraception) for UNC-Chapel Hill students and postdoctoral scholars. Forensic exams and evidence collection services can be obtained up to 5 days after an assault. Regardless of your gender identity, you can proceed directly to Women’s Health on the third floor of Campus Health Services (James Taylor Building) to access these services.
- campushealth.unc.edu, (919) 966-2281, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm
- If Campus Health Services is closed, call 919-966-2281 and speak directly with a health advice nurse or go directly to UNC Hospitals Emergency Department.
- This resource is for students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Learn more about who is eligible for care.
Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals (Off Campus)
- Provides confidential healthcare (e.g., evidence collection, forensic exams, screening and treatment of STIs, and emergency contraception) for UNC-Chapel Hill students, employees, and the community. Forensic exams and evidence collection services can be obtained up to 5 days after an assault. By identifying as a UNC-Chapel Hill student, any costs incurred at UNC Hospitals related to evidence collection or treatment after a sexual assault can be billed to the Survivor’s Assistance Fund. This facility is a Certified Level 1 Trauma Center.
- med.unc.edu/emergmed, (919) 966-4721, 24 hours
- This resource is for employees, students, and the community.
Your Medical Provider (Off Campus)
- Not every doctor or nurse is specially trained to collect forensic evidence or to respond to incidents of violence. However, many individuals may feel the most comfortable seeking assistance from a doctor they know. Call them to learn more about the services they provide.