Hospitals work to respond with care to persons involved in sexual assaults, and will work with persons regarding notification of law enforcement or other authorities. Be aware that not all facilities will be able to facilitate the PERK process for evidence gathering.
Student Health Center
Queen of the Valley Hospital (West Covina) – SART available
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital (Glendora)
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (Pomona) – SART available
What to Do If You Have Been Assaulted in the Last 72 Hours?
- Go to a safe place and contact a friend or choose from APU’s list of contacts.
- If possible, do not change clothes, shower, bathe, or brush your teeth. If you do, place clothing in a paper bag and take with you to the hospital.
- Go to a local Medical Center for a forensic Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (PERK) exam even if you think you do not have any injuries. Having a PERK examination will ensure there are no internal injuries and help address any possible health issues. The Student Health Center cannot do a PERK exam, but can provide Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing.
- You can have a PERK exam even if you do not make a police report. You will not be responsible for the cost of the exam.
- If you think you want to make a report to police, the hospital will do a forensic exam to collect evidence, and can do a drug screen if you think you may have been drugged.
- If you wish to contact the police, the Department of Campus Safety have advocates who are available to go with you to make the report.
- View additional information about your reporting options.