Sexual Assault & Counseling Information Service (217) 348-5033 or Toll Free Crisis Hotline (888) 345-2846
Going to the Hospital
An advocate is always available 24/7 to meet with you at the hospital or other medical facility if you have been sexually assaulted. They can meet you at the hospital. The hospital staff or you can make the call.
At the hospital, you may ask the advocate for support in several ways. If they want her to, the advocate will:
wait with you
call family and friends for you
explain the medical exam and the evidence collection procedure
stay with the victim during the exam
help you get morning-after contraception if the hospital does not provide this medication
provide clothing for you to wear home from the hospital
talk to the police and help you decide if you want to talk to the police
call a locksmith if our home was broken into
arrange transportation and lodging if there is not a safe place to go to.
After the hospital visit, either the same or a different advocate can help you with the police and court systems.