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Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct Help - Medical

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.