Medical resources provide diagnosis, treatment,follow-up, & referrals for medical complications of sexual and/or relationship violence-related issues. In addition, they care are for physical injuries and can test for STIs, pregnancy, & unintended drug ingestion. Some medical resources (e.g., Santa Clara Valley Medical Center) are able to perform forensic evidence collection processes (“rape kits”).
Medical options are confidential, although medical personnel are required by California law to report to the police instances where they observe physical injury caused by assault.
Vaden Health Center
Appointments: 650-498-2336, ext. 1
Urgent advice: 650-617-2576
Emergency Department, Stanford HealthCare
900 Quarry Road Extension
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
A victim advocate from the YWCA can support in the forensic evidence collection process & provide confidential & anonymous services throughout the medical, legal, & administrative procedures.
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): 408-885-6466