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Hospital Advocacy

 

To request an advocate, call the 24-hour hotline at 304-399-1111.

 

CONTACT Advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support survivors and their families and friends during a visit to the emergency room for a medical examination and evidence collection process.  Medical personnel at emergency rooms in Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center  and Pleasant Valley Hospital should offer to contact an advocate on a survivor’s behalf.  If that option is not presented, the survivor may also request one by calling the hotline at 304-399-1111, or toll free 866-399-7273.

 

A Hospital Advocate will:

  • Believe you and offer emotional support
  • Make sure you are aware of your rights and to ensure your rights are being protected
  • Provide answers to your questions
  • Stay with you for all or part of the examination
  • Offer relevant information and referrals for follow-up care
  • Facilitate communication with law enforcement, medical professionals and secondary survivors
  • Provide support, information and referrals to your family and friends
  • Provide a Personal Care Kit with clothing and hygiene items.

 

A Hospital Advocate will not:

  • Make your decisions for you or pressure you to make certain decisions
  • Give medical advice or act as a medical professional
  • Do anything on your behalf without your knowledge and consent
  • Release any information about you or your situation to anyone without your permission

 

Huntington, WV

Cabell Huntington Hospital Emergency Department - 304-526-2200

St. Mary’s Medical Center Emergency /Trauma - 304-526-1111

 

Point Pleasant, WV

Pleasant Valley Hospital - 304-675-4340

If you are considering seeking medical attention for health concerns or injuries:

 

Not all injuries may be visible.  Hospitals can provide emergency contraception and information and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

 

You can request a forensic medical examination to assess medical issues and/or collect potential evidence within 96 hours of the assault.

 

If the assault was recent you can preserve the evidence by not changing clothing, showering, urinating, brushing your hair or teeth, or touching anything where the assault occurred.

 

You can have a forensic medical exam even if you do not report at this time (if you are 18 or older).

 

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LOCATIONS

CONTACT serves victims of sexual assault and stalking in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo and Wayne counties in West Virginia.

NAVIGATION

304.523.3447

 

304.523.3447

304.675.6724

 

304.523.3447

 

304.272.2503

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CONTACT Rape Crisis Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and age in the delivery of services.

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