At the Hospital

If you or someone you know has experienced rape or sexual abuse and decides to go to the emergency room, be sure to request a Support Specialist from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. Hospital staff will call the Center to request your Support Specialist.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Support Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support survivors and their families and friends during a visit to the emergency room for a medical exam and evidence collection process.


Can I go to any hospital emergency room to receive a rape kit exam?

Learn which local hospitals have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Units – staffed by nurses specially trained in the care of survivors of rape or sexual abuse.

How can I learn more?

To learn more about our hospital support services, call or text the Crisis and Support Hotline at (216) 619-6192, or chat online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.