If the assault occurred within the last 5 days, you can encourage your victim to go to an emergency room for a sexual assault exam.
After a sexual assault, victims are typically offered Plan B/Ella (emergency contraception), Azithromycin 1gm for Chlamydia, 250 mg Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea and 2gm Metronidazole for Trichomonas. STI testing is not typically indicated after an assault if medications are provided.
On the guidelines section of our website you will find the current HIV post exposure prophylaxis guidelines that includes lab work and medication suggestions.
The cost of the sexual assault exam, medications and lab work is covered by the Washington State Crime Victims Compensation (CVC) program. Hospitals can bill CVC directly for these costs. Medications are covered under CVC but community pharmacies do not currently have a mechanism to bill CVC. It can be helpful for victims to be seen in an emergency room for the exam and medications so that everything can be billed directly to CVC.