As a patient, you have the right:

  • To call your personal doctor.

  • To refuse the collection of medical evidence, even though you may request STI and/or pregnancy tests.

  • To privacy during treatment or collection of evidence.

  • To have the examination without a parent or guardian present, even if you are a minor.

  • To request that police officers leave the examining room.

  • To request that a friend, family member, or companion stays with you in the examination room.

  • To have each procedure explained in detail before it is done.

  • To an explanation of the reason for every test, form, and procedure.

  • To get copies of medical reports.

  • To apply for reimbursement for certain medical expenses.

  • To strict confidentiality.

  • To have common reactions such as sleeplessness, nightmares, anxiety, and fear, and not have these reactions considered abnormal behavior.


Contact us

Safe Place Sexual Assault Center
PO Box 235
Batesville, Indiana 47006
812-932-SAFE (7233)

This project is supported in part (or in whole) by grant, 03215VAGX006403 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Views contained herein are those of the author and do not represent the position of USDOJ or ICJI.

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