Medical Treatment & Forensic Exams

  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SART)

     

    IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED A SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE LAST 10 DAYS PLEASE CONTACT US OR MONARCH SERVICES RIGHT AWAY AS THESE OPTIONS ARE TIME SENSITIVE

     

    • A SART exam is both a medical exam and forensic evidence collection
    • An advocate from Monarch will accompany you throughout the process
    • Exams can be done up to 10 days after an assault occurs (depending on circumstances) 
    • There is no charge to you or your insurance     

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                     

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    Investigative SART

    -SART exams are now available 24 hours a day at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. 
    An advocate can help you understand the process as well as Covid protocols, arrange transportation, and make sure you are supported throughout the exam.
    - Connect with an advocate for transportation options
    - See information on preserving evidence
    - Police will provide additional details if you are making a police report
     

     

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    Non-Investigative SART

    - You do not have to make a police report to receive an exam
    - A non-investigative SART allows you to receive an exam and collect evidence, without reporting to the police
    - Also known as an Anonymous SART 
    - This allows you to receive medial attention and collect evidence and decide at a later date if you would like to have the case investigated
    - Immediate needs are met, and you can make the best decision for yourself when you are out of the "trauma window" 
  • Medical Treatment Only

    You can seek medical attention only, through your healthcare provider

    Medical Icon- This can help you to get emergency contraception, screening for HIV and STIs, and pregnancy tests
    - Evidence will not be collected 

    - Medical professionals may be mandated to make a report if they know about a sexual assault
    - You can dicsuss this with an advocate first to make sure your choices are respected

     

    Medical treatment options include:

    Student Health Center

    Planned Parenthood