Call for Help

Campus & Community Resources for Victims

Medical options

If you have been sexually assaulted, or are not sure, there are several ways to get support from the Women’s Health Clinic.

  • Make an appointment at the Women’s Health Clinic either online via MyUHS or by calling 608-265-5600 (option 1).
  • Speak to a nurse directly by calling 608-852-9533 during UHS open hours (M–F 8:30 am–5 pm). You may remain anonymous. After 5 pm, call the UHS Crisis Line at 608-265-5600 (option 9) or the Rape Crisis Center 24-hour line at 608-251-7273 for support.
  • Drop-in to the Women’s Health Clinic on the 6th floor during clinic hours (M-F, 9 am-5 pm) and ask to talk to the nurse.

Many students are sexually assaulted while intoxicated and are not sure exactly what happened or which resource they need. UHS is a confidential, non-judgmental place for students of all genders to discuss options, regardless if they were drinking. UHS can review the risk of pregnancy, STIs, and physical injuries with the student, and provide more information about reporting options, emotional support, and academic accommodations.

University Health Services

608-265-5600
333 East Campus Mall, Floors 5 and 6
24-Hour Nurse Line: 608-265-5600 (option 1)

UHS Medical Services offers confidential medical services for students affected by sexual assault and dating violence including treatment of injuries, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, HIV testing and counseling, and screening and treatment of other STIs. The UHS Women’s Health clinic offers support to students who have experienced an unwanted sexual encounter. UHS does not perform forensic (“rape kit”) examinations; those are done by UnityPoint Health-Meriter’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program.

UnityPoint Health-Meriter

608-417-5916, 202 South Park St., Emergency room entrance

The Forensic Nurse Examiners Program at  provides confidential medical and forensic examinations for the victims of sexual assault and dating violence. The nurses can examine your body for injuries, collect evidence, and can offer medications to prevent STIs and/or pregnancy. Evidence can be collected within five days of assault. There is no requirement to report to law enforcement if over 18. Call for information about payment; insurance does not need to be billed, some services can be accessed at no cost.

SAFE Fund

This program provides financial assistance for the cost of a forensic medical exam for victims of sexual assault. The SAFE Fund can reimburse medical providers when a victim does not report the crime to law enforcement, does not wish to cooperate with law enforcement through prosecution, or does not wish to submit the bill to his or her insurance provider or be personally responsible for payment of the bill. The medical provider must apply for this benefit at victim’s request.

Victim advocacy, 24-hour support & counseling

Whether you need support now or years after experiencing sexual assault or dating violence, confidential help is available 24 hours a day.

Survivor Services

333 East Campus Mall, 8th floor
608-265-5600 (option 3)
survivorservices@uhs.wisc.edu

UHS provides free victim advocacy and confidential support to UW–Madison student victim/survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. Our staff can provide emotional support, assist with arranging academic and housing accommodations, can provide information about reporting options, and support survivors in deciding what is most helpful for them. Please note that UHS Survivor Services does NOT operate a 24-hour crisis line.

The Rape Crisis Center

24-Hour Crisis Line: 608-251-7273
Campus Location: 608-265-6389
Community Office: 608-251-5126

This community agency provides free and confidential services for survivors of all forms of sexual violence, including medical and legal advocacy, support groups, short-term counseling, and community education. Chimera self-defense classes are available for a small fee.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

24-Hour Help Lines
608-251-4445 or 800-747-4045

This off-campus community agency provides free and confidential services for survivors of dating/domestic violence, stalking, including emergency shelter, legal advocacy, community education, and support groups.

Mental Health Services

608-265-5600 (option 2)
333 East Campus Mall, Floor 7
24-Hour Crisis Services: 608-265-5600 (option 9)

UHS provides a confidential on-campus mental health resource for UW–Madison students, including individual, couple/partner, and group counseling.