Duke University Hospital Emergency Department and Duke Regional Hospital Emergency Department can provide medical forensic exams for victims of sexual assault and dating or intimate partner violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The exam is tailored to what the victim wants, but can include:
- Comprehensive medical screening and examination
- STD and HIV testing
- STD, pregnancy, and HIV prophylaxis
- Preventative medications
- Examinations by forensic nurses and evidence collection
- Anonymous collection and examinations
- Consultations available with mental health providers, social work, infectious disease
- Referrals to longer-term resources
Duke University Hospital: 2301 Erwin Rd. Durham, NC 27705 Duke Regional Hospital: 3643 N. Roxboro Rd. Durham, NC 27704
You may choose to report the incident and speak to the police while you are there, but you do not have to talk to the police or anyone else until you are ready. Your evidence can be collected and stored anonymously until you decide whether to report (up to 1 year).
Duke Police (919-684-2444) will give you a free ride to the hospital. You do not have to make a police report in order to get transportation to the Emergency Department.
You can also contact the Women's Center's Office of Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention's on-call pager (919-970-2108), to have a confidential advocate meet you at the Emergency Department at either Duke or Duke Regional hospital. This Duke resource is available 24/7/365.