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Title IX- Seek Medical Attention

Seeking Medical Attention

Getting medical attention is important for addressing the physical consequences of any type of sexual violence or physical assault, even if you do not wish to seek criminal prosecution. In cases of sexual assault, seeking medical attention within 24 hours of a sexual assault is the most ideal for medical and prophylactic treatment, however evidence can be collected from the body for up to 120 hours after an assault, and from clothing and other items for much longer.

Individuals who experience sexual violence or physical assaults can have health issues that include bruising, cuts, abrasions, internal injuries not readily apparent, or broken bones. Individuals who have experienced sexual assault can also have additional health concerns that could include tearing or bruising of the labia, vaginal or anal wall, urethra; sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and HIV; and pregnancy.

Where to Go:

Dyson Wellness Center

The Dyson Wellness Center (DWC) is located at 455 S. Brainard Street on the 2nd floor of the Benedetti-Wherli Stadium and is open during normal business hours.

The DWC also offers confidential medical consultations, referrals, pregnancy testing and low-cost STI testing.

Appointments can be made by calling 630-637-5550.

Benedetti-Wherli Stadium building

Campus Safety

Campus Safety is located in New Hall at 451 S. Brainard and can be contacted by dialing 
630-637-5911 or x5911 on campus.

Campus Safety can provide transport to the Edward Hospital Emergency Room for a forensic evidence collection exam and post-assault medical care including STI testing. Campus Safety can also provide transportation to the following medical providers:

  • Edward Care at Jewel Osco on Washington,
  • Cadence Care Center at Raymond & Ogden,
  • or CVS Clinic at Ogden & Naper Blvd.
New Hall building

Edward Hospital Emergency Room

The Edward Hospital Emergency Room is located at 801 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL. Their number is 630-527-3000 (Main Switch Board) and they are open 24 hours.

The Edward Hospital Emergency Room is staffed by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) and will contact the YWCA to dispatch a medical advocate to provide information and support during the ER visit. The ER can provide emergency and follow-up health care following a sexual assault, which includes prophylactic treatment for STIs, emergency contraception, test for date-rape drugs, and can conduct a forensic exam to collect physical evidence.

The emergency room visit is free of charge when paperwork is completed with a YWCA medical advocate.Treatment and testing is provided regardless of whether a police report is filed.

Emergency Room