The student should seek immediate medical attention at San Joaquin County General Hospital (209.468.6000) within 72 hours of the assault.
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The medical exam includes checking for injuries, screening for sexually transmitted infections, gathering evidence, providing medications with follow-up care, and preserving a legal chain of command of the evidence.
Evidence collected during the exam will be preserved in the event the student decides at a later point to press charges.
Filing a police report at the hospital will ensure the student is not charged for any treatment.
The student may ask for an advocate (both are confidential) from either the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County (209.465.4997) or the University’s Victim Advocate (209.403.0250) to offer support at the hospital.
Cowell Wellness Center is available to provide follow-up non-evidentiary medical tests and medications (209.946.2315x1).
Students should attempt to preserve evidence at the scene in the following ways: