UT University Health Services

Sexual Assault Medical Care and Forensic Evidence Collection

If you are in immediate danger, experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you have been sexually assaulted, call any of the numbers below, which are available 24/7.


Universal Emergency Number

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency.


24/7 Nurse Advice Line

Call the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line to speak with a registered nurse about whether or how soon you should seek medical attention.


24/7 SAFEline

The 24/7 SAFEline is a confidential line is for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and abuse.

HIV Exposure

If you are worried you may have been exposed to HIV, immediately call the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line at 512-475-6877 to be evaluated for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). PEP is only effective within 72 hours after exposure. Learn more about PEP.

Scheduled Exams

Sexual assault medical care appointments and forensic evidence collections are available to students of all genders. Appointments and collections will NOT result in a report to law enforcement or the Title IX Office, unless you elect to do so. The law does require that UHS reports anonymous (non-identifying) information to the university if a student receives a sexual assault medical care appointment at UHS. However, this is NOT the same as informing or filing a report with the police or with the Title IX Office.

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    Sexual Assault Medical Care Appointment

    This exam is performed by specially trained medical staff member. During this appointment, this exam may include the following.

    • - A physical exam
    • - STI risk assessment and treatment, as indicated
    • - Pregnancy risk assessment and emergency contraception, as indicated
    • - Assistance in connecting with campus support resources
    • - Assistance with planning your next steps and helping you feel safe and empowered

    Please note that no forensic evidence is collected during this exam.

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    Forensic Evidence Collection

    The forensic evidence collection must occur within 120 hours (five days) after the sexual assault. If you have this exam, you do not have to report the assault to law enforcement – this is your decision. If you do not wish to report it at the time of the exam, the information is preserved for up to five years, during which you can decide whether to report the assault to law enforcement.

    Forensic evidence collection exams are performed by a specially trained medical staff member.

    To prepare for the exam, refrain from the actions listed below as these may help in collecting evidence. If you have done any of these actions, it is okay. You can still have the forensic exam completed.

    • - Bathing or showering
    • - Discarding the clothing you were wearing during and/or after the assault
    • - Washing your hands
    • - Brushing your teeth
    • - Going to the bathroom
    • - Eating or drinking

    During the appointment, this exam may include:

    • - Medical care
    • - Administration and/or writing prescriptions for medications used to prevent infection and or pregnancy
    • - Talking about the assaults
    • - Checking for injuries that can be photographed
    • - Swabbing the skin
    • - Collecting clothing
    • - Taking blood and urine samples
    • - Assistance with planning your next steps and helping you feel safe and empowered

Appointments for Exams

To schedule, call UHS at 512-471-4955, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are no visit or lab work charges for these exams to be completed at UHS, regardless of your insurance status. You may incur charges for medications prescribed for treatment, depending on your insurance status.

The University of Texas at Austin
Student Services Building
University Health Services
Urgent Care Clinic, 1.400
Phone: 512-471-4955

Contact SAFE Alliance at 512-267-SAFE (7233) to schedule your appointment and for additional information.

Additional Options

You can also visit a nearby hospital or clinic. Contact the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line for assistance - 512-475-6877.

Additional Resources

Counseling and Mental Health Center | Phone: 512-471-3515 | Ask for an appointment with a Voices Against Violence counselor
Counseling and Mental Health Center 24/7 Crisis Line: 512-471-2255
Voices Against Violence
Student Emergency Services | Phone: 512-471-5017 | Email: advocate@austin.utexas.edu
Title IX Office
Title IX Reporting Options


100 West Dean Keeton
Student Services Building (SSB)


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