Any medical treatment that a survivor receives at either Campus Health Services or UNC Hospitals may be paid for by their own insurance or by the Victim’s Assistance Fund. One exception is HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medication. Read more in this letter to the editor.
Through the Student Government Victims Assistance Fund, monies are available to help off-set medical expenses incurred by a survivor of a sexual assault. These funds are available to any survivor who is eligible for health care services at CHS. This fund covers medical procedures/treatments, mental health encounters, medication prescribed except for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medications, and specialty services if indicated.
For sexual assaults seen at UNC Hospitals Emergency Department and CHS, the charges for health care and services rendered are handled in a confidential and special method.
If you’re interested in helping support victims of interpersonal violence at UNC, you can make a donation (by credit card, check, pledge, bank draft, payroll deduction) to the Victim’s Assistance Fund by visiting the Carolina Development web site and selecting “Victim’s Assistance Fund” or Fund #6378.
Victim’s Assistance Fund
The purpose of the Victim’s Assistance fund is to pay for medical treatment for students who are the survivors of sexual violence or abusive relationships. The fund can be used to pay for treatment at either Campus Health Services or UNC Hospitals. Many students who experience sexual or relationship abuse are afraid to seek medical assistance for fear that it will show up on their parent’s insurance or because they lack insurance. For more information, please call Carol Kozel at Campus Health Services at 966-6600.
The Student Emergency Fund is a joint venture between the Division of Student Affairs and Scholarships and Student Aid. The Fund assists Carolina students by providing immediate financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing. The fund has been used in the past to support victims/survivors of interpersonal violence.