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Medical Care and Forensic Evidence

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam

Cache Valley Hospital
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
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.