Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
Call (402) 354-4424 for 24-hour help or advice.
Sexual assault and domestic violence services are available 24 hours per day, every day of the year, and are located adjacent to the Emergency Department to ensure privacy.
Sexual assault and domestic violence can happen to anyone — adolescent or adult. We operate the only unit in the area dedicated to the care of survivors of these traumatic events. Methodist Hospital will assist you no matter your situation.
The first thing to do is seek treatment immediately, or at least within 120 hours, for:
- Identification and care of injuries
- Evidence collection
- Preventive treatment for some sexually transmitted diseases
- Emergency pregnancy prevention
- Emotional support
- Counseling and crisis care referral
- Health care follow-up recommendations and referral
Important- In order to keep the evidence viable, do not change clothes, bathe, shower, use the restroom or cleanse in any way prior to your examination. Also, if possible, do not eat, drink or smoke.
About the program
Operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, the Heidi Wilke SANE/SART program is focused on those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence. The Sexual Assault Response Team is specially-trained to work with anyone experiencing this type of trauma.
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
933 East Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503