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Follow-Up Services

The Sexual Assault Services 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
  • Assistance with Medical follow-up exams
  • Coping skills groups 
  • Treatment referrals
  • Assistance completing victim compensation applications

With the exception of medical follow-up exams, these services are provided free of charge as part of a grant awarded by the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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 your OB/GYN. If you do not have an OB/GYN and/or need assistance scheduling with an OB/GYN, plase call us and we can assist you with getting in to see an appropriate provider. 

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 sexual assault services follow-up clinic.

Contact & Hours

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

Our program hours are:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Care Team Members

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

Christine Hahn, Ph.D. | Program Director

Adriana Mattingly, MSW, LiSW-CP | Program Coordinator

Lauren Wray, MA | Therapist

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