SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner)
If you are a victim of sexual assault, do not change your clothes or shower before coming to the Emergency Department. Nurses will need to collect and preserve any evidence of sexual assault. Changing clothes or showering may destroy this evidence.
Call the Doylestown Hospital Emergency Services Department at 215.345.2280 or 9-1-1.
Sexual assault and personal violence are true medical emergencies. Victims of sexual assault or violence should seek immediate medical care.
If you are a victim of sexual assault or personal violence, you should go to the Emergency Department immediately. Or, if that is not possible, call 215.345.2280 or 9-1-1 for help.
You should not be embarrassed or fearful about going to the Emergency Department for help. You will receive tremendous, sympathetic support from all of our Emergency Department staff, including nurses, physicians, social workers and hospital administration. We also work with the District Attorney's office and local police departments.
Emergency services, the police and the District Attorney's office are familiar with the SAFE program of Doylestown Hospital.