Immediately following the assault you will probably be in a state of intense psychological distress, and you may forget the necessity of immediate medical attention.
ACT offers 24 hour – 7 day a week collaborative service of forensically trained nurse practitioners, law enforcement (when requested), prosecutors, crisis intervention specialists and victim advocates to provide first response care to survivors of sexual assault. In an effort to give back dignity and control to rape survivors, this program is located in a confidential and caring setting geared specifically to the survivor’s needs.
You will need a medical examination to assess any physical injuries as well as testing for possible pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. You will also be offered HIV testing. A survivor can shower and receive personal care items, as well as clothing, after the medical exam. If there are physical injuries, you may be referred to a local hospital for proper care for those injuries.
If you have been sexually assaulted call us for assistance and guidance. The forensic examination should be done before you shower or bathe.
All services are free of charge.
ACT provides many services to both male and female victims of sexual assault.
You can call our 24-Hour hotline in Lee County at 239-939-3112. For Hendry and Glades Counties you can call the toll-free number at 1-888-956-7273 and it will connect you to our hotline.
We offer24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling and therapy, and forensic examinations. All services are free of charge.
Additionally, we offer services to family and friends to assist them in better understanding the dynamics of sexual violence.