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Student Health Services

Sexual Assault Care

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Student Health Services

Commonwealth Hall, Ground Floor

Mailing Address:
Student Health Services
715 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2509
Fax: 610-436-3148
Email: (for general questions only. Please call for appointments)

What is Sexual Misconduct?

The term Sexual Misconduct covers a variety of acts that are perpetuated against another without consent or when an individual is unable to give consent freely. Anyone can be a victim regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

Sexual Assault Care

After a sexual assault, it is important that you seek medical care as soon as possible. Time is a factor for your health care. The first 72 hours after an assault are critical for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI's) as well as evidence collection.

Forensic evidence is best collected within 72 hours of the assault. Comprehensive medical care, including evidence collection, is available to you at local hospitals, even if you do not wish to press charges.

An Advocate from the Chester County Crime Victims' Center can accompany you to the hospital to provide support and answer questions. Call the 24-hour Hotline: 610-692-7273 to request an advocate.

West Chester University Student Health Services provides the following care for you after a sexual assault:

  • Non-forensic medical exam
  • Discussion of options for screening or treatment for sexually transmitted infection
  • Discussion of options for pregnancy prevention
  • Information about follow-up care
  • Referral for counseling on or off-campus

Information about resources and the WCU Sexual Assault Policy and reporting

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