How to Get Help
Get Safe and Get Help
Immediately after a sexual or physical assault or stalking,
get to a safe place as soon as you can. Consider the following to assist you
with getting safe and getting help:
- Call the
Winston Salem Police directly at 911
Family Services at 336-722-4457 (24 Hours)
- Call the
RAINN Hotline (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Hotline) at 1-800-656-HOPE (24
someone you trust what happened
Get Medical Attention
Getting medical attention is important for addressing the
physical consequences of any type of assault, even if you do not wish to press
charges or collect evidence.
can, seeking medical attention within 24 hours of a sexual assault is most
ideal for medical and preventative treatment. Survivors of sexual or physical
assault can have health issues that include: bruising, cuts, abrasions,
internal injuries not readily apparent or broken bones.
assault survivors can also have additional health concerns such as: tearing or
bruising of the labia, vaginal or anal wall, or urethra; sexually transmitted
infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes; pregnancy; and HIV.
medical assistance, you can go to a hospital emergency room, clinic or your
primary care physician.
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential] Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
Health Forsyth Medical Center [Confidential] 3333 Silas Creek Pkwy,
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
County Health Department [Confidential] 799 N. Highland Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
If you go
to the emergency room, you will receive preventative care, treatment, and
referrals to follow-up care, and you have the option of evidence collection.
For sexual assault, the emergency room charge nurse should contact a medical
advocate from Family Services to accompany you through the evidence collection
emergency room will also contact the police. It is your choice whether or not
you talk with the police. If you choose to talk with the police they will take
information for a police report and this information will be forwarded to the
Title IX Coordinator for investigation.