You are encouraged to seek medical and follow-up care even if you choose not to report the incident to law enforcement or the University. Seek medical attention from a hospital, Student Health Services, or another health care provider. Student Health Services cannot complete a sexual assault evidence collection kit (rape kit). The sexual assault evidence collection process can be completed, at no charge, by visiting any hospital emergency room. Even if you choose not to complete the sexual assault evidence collection exam, Student Health Services and local hospital emergency rooms can offer other forms of medical assistance including sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and emergency contraception. At Carle BroMenn Medical Center you will be provided with emergency contraception, and at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center you will be provided with a prescription for emergency contraception.
Individuals can contact Stepping Stones (309-556-7000), a community provider of free, confidential sexual assault services to request support from a medical advocate during the sexual assault evidence collection process at the hospital. Countering Domestic Violence (309-827-7070) can also offer medical support and advocacy in response to incidents of dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking.