Immediate Instructions

IMMEDIATE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED AND ARE IN DANGER/INJURED

  • Get to a safe place and call 911.
  • Do not shower, bathe, or brush your teeth.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke.
  • Do not use the toilet, but if you must, do not wipe with toilet paper.
  • Do not change your clothing.

 

IMMEDIATE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED AND ARE SAFE AND NOT INJURED

  • Contact us at 260-423-2222.
  • A forensic nurse is available to make a difference 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The nurse will explain all options that are available to you, including a medical-forensic examination at no cost to you.
  • Do not shower, bathe, or brush your teeth.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke.
  • Do not use the toilet, but if you must, do not wipe with toilet paper.
  • Do not change your clothing.
  • If you feel comfortable reaching out to a loved one, he/she can offer you support during this time. Loved ones are welcome to come to the SATC, and wait in our lobby while you complete your examination.

We cannot begin to imagine what is going through your mind during this time of crisis. Please know that when you speak, we listen. We will offer choices for reporting options, healthcare needs, and various resources. Let us be your first step to healing. Break the silence, and know that you are not alone.