The University strongly encourages survivors of any form of violence to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if they feel no injury was sustained. Medical providers can treat visible physical injuries, identify injuries that may not be visible, and, where appropriate, also test for and treat sexually transmitted infections, test for pregnancy, and provide emergency contraception (if requested). In addition, a hospital can test for the presence of alcohol or drugs (e.g. “date rape” drugs) and perform a rape evidence collection procedure, which can help preserve legal options for those who are considering reporting their experience to law enforcement.
If you or anyone else needs immediate medical attention, call 911.
A list of resources including medical assistance, emotional support, advocacy resources, and contact information for the Title IX Resource Person at each campus.
University Park Resources
Mount Nittany Medical Center (Confidential)
1800 E Park Ave, State College
911 or (814) 234-6110
Provides emergency and non-emergency care.
A note about medical costs: Students’ insurance will be billed when students receive services related to a sexual assault, including a forensic rape examination. If the individual does not have insurance or does not want Mount Nittany to bill their insurance then the individual can submit the bill to University Health Services (UHS) for payment. UHS will review the bill and determine if it is appropriate for coverage. Please call Cathy Stout 814-865-6555 for information on coverage or how to submit a bill.