Sexual Assault Response
If you are dealing with an immediate life-threatening
- Call Campus Police 962-8100
- Proceed to UNC Emergency Department
To review your options for care, call 919-966-3650 or come directly to the Women’s Health
Clinic located on the third floor of Campus Health Services (CHS) as soon as
possible after a sexual assault. The Women's Health Clinic provides services for individuals of all gender identities.
Why should I seek
After a physical or sexual assault, some medical concerns
may not immediately be apparent, such as internal injuries, sexually
transmitted infections (STIs), or pregnancy.
Consider obtaining an exam to protect yourself; emergency
contraception can help prevent pregnancy and antibiotics can help with
What sexual assault services
are offered at Campus Health?
Campus Health offers a variety of options for services for sexual assault survivors. For more information, see the document listed in the right sidebar. To learn more about survivor services throughout campus, please see http://safe.unc.edu/get-help/
CHS has Nurse Practioners trained as Forensic
Nurse Examiners (FNE) on staff. These providers are specially trained to:
- Offer a discussion of options of medical care
- Collect evidence with a sexual assault evidence
- Prescribe medications for prevention of
infections and pregnancy
- Coordinate services within Campus Health Services and/or
the community and state.
Campus Health Services also offers Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS) providers who can provide confidential emotional support to survivors
of sexual assault.
Who can use the
sexual assault services offered at Campus Health?
Any student who is eligible for health care services at
Campus Health may be seen for sexual assault services. For those who are not eligible for CHS care, we encourage you to contact the Orange Country Rape Crisis Center for options and support.
When are CHS Forensic
Nurse Examiners available?
The Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNE) are available at Campus
Health Services Monday through Friday 8a-5p.
What do I do when CHS
is closed or the CHS Forensic Nurse Examiner is not available?
You may do the following:
- Call CHS 919-966-2281 and speak directly with a
health advice nurse
- Go directly to UNC Hospitals Emergency
Department where specially trained nurses are available to give immediate care.
Survivors are then referred back to CHS for follow-up with one of the CHS
Women’s Health FNEs.
How are these
services paid for?
Through the Student Government Victims Assistance Fund and
the Student Emergency Fund, monies are available to help off-set medical
expenses incurred by survivors of a sexual assault. These funds are available to
survivors who are eligible for health care services at CHS.
This fund covers medical procedures/treatments, medication prescribed except
for HIV prophylaxis medications, and specialty services if