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The student health insurance compliance deadline is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. All new and returning students who are degree-seeking or in J-1 status must take action. Read more about health insurance requirements.

Health Services for Sexual Assault

Resources and Services
for Sexual Assault

Tulane Campus Health has student resources and support for survivors of sexual assault. Campus Health offices at The Health Center Uptown and CAPS for Counseling Services are designated as confidential resources which means we will not share the information you disclose unless you provide permission. 

You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to receive care.

Our health services are available to all current students. Students on Downtown campuses may go to the Uptown campus to receive services.

The Health Center for Student Care
Uptown, Building 92

Offered during regular office hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. If an assault happens on a Friday or Saturday, please do not wait; go to the University Medical Center and ask for a forensic consult.


  • The Health Center offers emergency same-day appointments.
  • Call 504-865-5255 or ask the front desk representative to be evaluated for sexual assault.

Within 24 hours of unwanted physical/sexual contact, get medical care. Certain options for medical treatment and the preservation of physical evidence are more effective immediately following an incident.

Services available at The Health Center Uptown:

Up to 72 hours (3 days) after incident:

  • Offer information about legal and medical options
  • Obtain a medical history
  • Evaluate for injury and illnesses
  • Provide STI screening and treatment
  • Provide pregnancy screening and emergency contraception information and prescription (if applicable)
  • Give referrals for follow-up care including counseling and medical treatment

Up to 96 hours (4 days) after incident:

  • All above but HIV post-exposure prescription

Up to 120 hours (5 days) after incident:

  • All above but HIV post-exposure prescription


  • No copay (the visit is free) up to 60 days after incident
  • Prescriptions covered by insurance or accounts receivable/self-pay 

CAPS for Counseling Services
Uptown, Building 14

CAPS is a strictly confidential service; clinic staff do not report sexual violence incidents to administration.


  • CAPS offers emergency same-day appointments, Monday-Friday, Noon - 5:00 pm.
  • A student who has experienced sexual violence can go to CAPS and tell the front desk they need to see someone that day to discuss an urgent situation. It is important that students are specific in requesting a same-day appointment so a clinician can assist them promptly. 

Group Therapy:

  • CAPS offers a Life After Sexual Assault group. Learn more about CAPS Groups.
Additional Resources

See also: The Well for Health Promotion: Sexual Violence Prevention