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Medical Care and Forensic Evidence

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam

Cache Valley Hospital
435-719-9700
2380 North 400 East, North Logan
After a sexual assault or rape, DNA evidence can be collected from your body, clothing, and other personal belongings. A sexual assault forensic exam, often called a “rape kit,” can preserve possible DNA evidence and make sure you receive important medical attention. A forensic exam is ideal within 72 hours after the assault. Cache Valley Hospital is trained and equipped to collect evidence and provide an exam after a rape has occurred. Other local clinics and hospitals will refer you to this hospital.

If you choose to get a rape kit, try to avoid these activities that could damage evidence:

  • Bathing.
  • Showering.
  • Using the restroom.
  • Changing your clothes. If you change your clothes, bring them with you in a paper bag.
  • Combing your hair
  • Cleaning up the area where the an assault occurred

All of these are a natural response after a traumatic experience. If you have already done any of the above activies, you can still have an exam done. 

Get Medical Care

Student Health Center
435-797-1660
850 E. 1200 N, Logan
Even if it has been several weeks since a sexual assault, we encourage you to see a health care provider. You may have injuries or other trauma that isn't visible, and a health care provider can help you access treatment and receive preventative treatment for sexually transmitted infections. For non-emergency medical attention, visit the Student Health Center. If you have concerns about the cost of treatment, talk to us at SAAVI.