Please do NOT shower, eat, drink, or smoke before going to the PSARC, as this may destroy evidence. At the PSARC, you will receive a comprehensive medical examination and treatment for possible sexually transmitted infections, and forensic evidence will be collected. The medical examination will be completed by a registered nurse who is specially trained in conducting sexual assault exams. You will also have the opportunity to be connected with a counselor who can offer support and answer your questions.
If you would like to report a sexual assault that occurred in the past, please contact the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251. You may also contact WOAR, a non-profit organization that assists victims of sexual assault, for assistance with this process.
Supportive services for victims of sexual assault:WOAR - Women Organized Against Rape