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Medical Attention

After an incidence of sexual violence, it is important to ensure a victim’s emotional and physical health. If you have been a victim, move to a place that you feel secure and comfortable. If you believe you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911 as soon as possible.

Once safe, you should contact someone you trust to be with you for support -- a friend, family member, or member of the staff or faculty.

The local hospitals provide medical assistance, testing for STDs and preventative medication. They also will examine you for any injuries and do testing for pregnancy if that is a concern of yours. Emergency room staff will assist you in evidence collection if you wish. Hospital staff will keep all information you share with them confidential.

If you would like to talk with an advocate prior to making a decision about medical attention, contact the Campus Violence Prevention Program at 573-986-6899.

For Immediate Care

SoutheastHEALTH Hospital Emergency Room
1701 Lacey Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 334-4822 or 1-800-800-5123

Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency and Trauma Center
211 Saint Francis Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
(573) 331-3000
  • It is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible
  • Medical providers are confidential resources
  • Both hospitals provide comprehensive care for victims of sexual violence
  • Care is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence (SEMO-NASV)
Beacon Health Center
73 North Sheridan
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
(573) 332-1900

  • Center assists victims through forensic interviews and examinations
  • Provide victim advocacy services, prevention education, counseling and case management
  • All services are confidential and sexual violence services are free

Safe House for Women
230 North Spring St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 335-7745 Outreach Center Phone
1-800-341-1830 24-hours Crisis Hotline

  • Provide safe refuge to those affected by domestic abuse and violence
  • Provide support services to those affected by domestic abuse and violence
  • Provide training and education to increase awareness of and prevention of domestic violence for the community we serve

For follow-up care on campus

Campus Health Clinic
Crisp Hall 101
One University Plaza, MS 8050
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-2270
Fax: (573) 986-6030

  • Medical treatments are completely confidential
  • Care for Southeast students; Appointments recommended and usually available same-day
  • Offers a variety of services, including HIV/STI testing and Women’s Health Services


(573) 986-6899
Crisp Hall 201-202

Campus Violence Prevention Program
One University Plaza, MS 2030
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701