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Medical Care

Medical Care Off Campus

At the hospital:

  • University Police can provide transportation.
  • You can have any injuries treated immediately.
  • You can request a friend or family member to accompany you as you go to the hospital or to stay with you while you are at the hospital.
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital calls Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) if you wish an advocate to be present during the hospital visit.
  • You can obtain treatment for potential sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
  • You can obtain emergency contraception, if you choose this.
  • If you wish to have evidence collected for possible legal action, it is recommended that you seek medical care at a hospital which provides SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) services within five days of a sexual assaultSANE Hospitals will contact a SANE nurse to come to the hospital to collect evidence. Newton-Wellesley Hospital is the closest facility with SANE services.
  • The evidence can be stored anonymously even if you do not choose to press charges at that time. Evidence can be held if you decide to pursue a criminal case at a later time.
  • The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit is provided free of charge. For other services, you may use your own health insurance or ask to be self-billed.
  • There is a victim's fund to which you can apply for reimbursement of the expenses incurred after you receive the bill for services.

Medical Care at the Health Center during regular office hours:

  • You can request a friend or family member to accompany you to the visit.
  • You can request to speak to a nurse or nurse practitioner right away - tell the person who answers the phone that it is a "personal matter" (781.891.2222).
  • You can request the gender of your provider.
  • You can receive an exam to assess injuries. This may include a female gynecological exam or a male genital exam, if you need or request it.
  • You can receive treatment for potential sexually transmitted infections.
  • You can receive emergency contraception, if you choose this.
  • Referrals can be made to counseling and other medical specialists, if you need or request these.
  • You will be given information about resources on and off campus.
  • You can choose to use health insurance or self-pay to cover any prescriptions.