It can be helpful to seek medical care from confidential resources to address health concerns, preserve evidence, or explore options and resources after incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence (relationship violence), and/or sexual exploitation.
Someone does not need to decide whether they to report to law enforcement and/or the University in order to seek medical care or have forensic evidence collected. To learn more about evidence collection, visit RAINN’S website.
Some medical treatment options are most effective within 72 hours of an assault, including injury treatment and HIV prophylaxis. Other options, including forensic evidence collection and emergency contraception, can still be effective up to 5 days after an assault. An individual can choose the type of care they receive and can skip or stop any part of the exam or evidence collection.
Campus Health Services and the Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals offer services for post sexual-assault medical care. At Campus Health Services, providers in Gynecology provide care for individuals of all gender identities and can help explore options for care. If individuals are interested in forensic evidence collection, Campus Health providers can assist with referral and coordination to SANEs (sexual assault nurse examiners) at UNC Hospital. If individuals receive care from UNC Hospitals, they can schedule follow up care with Campus Health Services.
To review your options for care, call 919-966-6577 to speak to a member of the Gynecology clinic team. Hours for Gynecology are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F. If after hours, please call the on-call provider at 919-966-2281.
To help offset medical expenses and help maintain privacy in the billing process, financial assistance may be available through several funds, including the Survivor’s Assistance Fund. To learn more about the Survivor’s Assistance Fund, please refer to the Financial Support section.
Resources provided are not an exhaustive list. Individuals can learn more about their specific options by contacting any of the resources listed.
Campus Health Services | On Campus | Confidential | M-F 8 am – 5 pm (After Hours Support available via phone to connect with on-call providers)
- Visit the Campus Health Services Website
- Phone: 919-966-2281 (24/7)
- Appointment Website: unc.edu or Web Portal: healthyheels.unc.edu
- Location: James A. Taylor Building 3rd Floor (320 Emergency Room Drive)
- To schedule an appointment, you can call Campus Health Services, visit the appointment website, or use the web portal.
- This resource is for all degree-seeking students and post-doctoral scholars who pay the current term Campus Health fee.
- Examples of medical support: examination to check for concerns or injuries; testing and screenings; medication prescriptions for the prevention of infection and/or pregnancy; coordination of services within Campus Health and/or the community; immediate referral and coordination with the SANE program at UNC Hospital for forensic evidence collection
Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals | Off Campus | Confidential | 24 hours / 7 days a week
- UNC Hospital SANE Program Website
- Phone: 984-974-4721
- Location: NC Neurosciences Hospital Basement (101 Manning Drive)
- This resource is for students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, postdocs, and the community
- Examples of medical support: examination to check for concerns or injuries; testing and screenings; medication prescriptions for the prevention of infection and/or pregnancy; forensic evidence collection; coordination of services within UNC campus and the community; referral coordination with Campus Health for follow up care
- Not every doctor or nurse is specifically trained in medical care related to incidents of violence. However, someone might feel more comfortable seeking assistance from a provider they know. Individuals may call their provider to learn more about the specific services they can provide.