Follow-Up Medical Care

Follow-up care is very important. Any sexually transmitted infection that you may have contracted will not show up until later. A follow-up test for pregnancy is also recommended. Even if you were given preventive medication, it is very important that you are re-tested a few weeks after the assault. A follow-up exam will also give you the opportunity to check your injuries and discuss any new physical symptoms that you may have developed since the assault.

If you are uninsured or have financial concerns, you may be able get pregnancy and STI tests at your local Family Planning Clinic or Health Department. These clinics are low or no-cost. If you have reported the crime to police, Crime Victim’s Compensation may also cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with the assault.