Medical Assistance

If you have experienced sexual assault or another form of violence, it may be important to get care as soon as possible.

Even if you feel okay, you may be injured or at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection or becoming pregnant. If a sexual assault happened within the last 5 days/120 hours, you may also want to consider forensic evidence collection as soon as possible after an event. Collecting evidence does not mean that you have to press charges—it is just a way to keep your options open. SHARE can coordinate with the hospital emergency room to make arrangements and guide you through this process. The state of Connecticut will cover the cost of evidence collection. SHARE counselors can also provide information about other medical care options such as STI testing, prophylaxis, and emergency contraception.

Acute medical support at Yale and in New Haven

  • Acute care at Yale Health (203.432.0123)
    • Physical exams
    • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prophylaxis
    • Emergency contraception
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital (Emergency Department, 203.688.4242)
    • Evidence collection exam
    • Testing for assault-facilitating drugs
    • STI prophylaxis
    • Emergency contraception

General medical support (non-acute)

  • The following departments within Yale Health (available to students and staff/faculty on Yale Health Medical Plan) can provide physical exams, STI testing, and address any other medical concerns related to sexual assault or interpersonal violence. SHARE is always available to help coordinate medical appointments or support resources.
  • Planned Parenthood
    • Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care.  Visit the New Haven Center website for a full list of services provided.