Image of the word Hope

Follow-Up Services

Sexual Assault Services

The Referral, Intervention, Screening, and Exams (RISE) follow-up clinic at MUSC Health offers comprehensive follow-up services to individuals who have experienced sexual assault.

Services We Offer

  • Screenings and coping skills
  • Medical follow-up exams
  • Coping skills groups 
  • Treatment referrals
  • Assistance completing victim compensation applications
  • Travel to and from appointments, if available

With the exception of medical follow-up exams, these services are provided free of charge as part of a grant. This project was supported by the Federal Formula Grant #1V15175, awarded by the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Any points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Medical follow-up exam services may or may not be provided free of charge. If you are not eligible for free services, we may be able to assist you with completing a victim compensation application depending on your eligibility for victim compensation. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Recommended Services After a Sexual Assault

10 Days after the assault, we would recommend:

  • Medical Services if needed
  • Mental health services

1 Month after the assault, we would recommend:

  • Medical Services and Mental Health Services

3 Months after the assault, we would recommend:

  • Medical Services and Mental Health Services

6 Months after the assault, we would recommend:

  • Medical Services and Mental Health Services

If you have any symptoms, including unusual discharge (thick white, yellow, green, and/or frothy), odor, itching/burning or development of lumps, sores or rash, please call us immediately at 843-792-8209.

Who is Eligible for Services?

Individuals who live in or who were assaulted in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties who have experienced a sexual assault are eligible for services from the RISE follow-up clinic.

Contact & Hours

Please contact us at 843-792-8209 if you are interested in services.

Our clinic is open the following times:

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical services are available:

  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Care Team Members

Alyssa Rheingold, Ph.D. | Project Director and Director of Clinical Operations at the National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center

Gweneth Lazenby, M.D. | Infectious Disease Specialist and OB/GYN

Mollie Selmanoff, BS | Clinic Coordinator and Case Manager