Medical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

Survivors of sexual assault may need medical attention for injuries, counseling and mental health support, and assistance navigating services and reporting options after an assault has occurred. Additionally, preventative medical care may be recommended, as outlined by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Antimicrobial regimen (antibiotics are available)
  • Emergency contraception (brand name Ella is available, prescription for Plan B is available. Plan B is also available in the Pharmacy vending machine located in King)
  • Hepatitis B postexposure prophylaxis (if the hepatitis status of the assailant is unknown and the survivor has not been previously vaccinated; this vaccination is typically administered in infants)
  • HPV vaccine (brand name Gardasil is available)
  • HIV postexposure prophylaxis (prescription for PEP is available)

These medical care services are all available through USC Student Health; prescription fulfillment is available through local pharmacies including the USC Pharmacies.