It is advisable that you seek medical attention as soon as possible for STI exposure, pregnancy risk assessment and/or to collect medical evidence to assist in criminal prosecution if applicable.
The sooner medical evidence is collected, the more reliable the evidence will be in the event that you decide to report the assault to the police. To best preserve medical evidence, consider not bathing, douching, changing your clothes, brushing your teeth or going to the bathroom. Forensic medical exams for victims of sexual assault can be conducted free of charge through the State of Illinois. Medical assistance is available at:
- Advocate Condell Medical Center Emergency Room, 639 S. Stewart Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048; 847-990-5300. Employs specially trained SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses to assist victims, collect potentially critical physical evidence and conduct STI exposure and pregnancy risk assessment.
- Highland Park Hospital Emergency Room, 777 Park Ave West, Highland Park, IL 60035; 847-432-8000. Employs specially trained SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses to assist victims, collect potentially critical physical evidence and conduct STI exposure and pregnancy risk assessment.
- Lake Forest Hospital Emergency Room, 660 N. Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045; 847-535-6150. Can conduct STI exposure and pregnancy risk assessment.
- Lake Forest College Health and Wellness Center, Buchanan Hall, 847-735-5050. Can conduct STI exposure and pregnancy risk assessment.
Please note that if you go to the hospital, the police will be called, but you are not obligated to talk to the police or to pursue prosecution. A medical exam or the collection of evidence will not obligate you to pursue any course of action but can assist the authorities in pursuing criminal charges should you decide to do so, now or at a later date. Obtaining medical care will not require you to file a formal report with local law enforcement or the College.
- Sexual Misconduct Help - Protective Measures/Accomodations
- Sexual Misconduct Help - Confidential Resources
- Sexual Misconduct Help - How to Help a Friend
- Sexual Misconduct Help - Police
- Sexual Misconduct Help - Medical
- Sexual Misconduct Help - Orders of Protection
- Sexual Misconduct Help - Preserve Evidence
- Reporting Sexual Misconduct
- Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures
- Learn More: Awareness, Rights & Misconduct
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If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 for local, non-college law enforcement and medical assistance. You may also dial the College’s Public Safety Department at 847.735.5555 (on-campus at 5555) to connect you to the local police.