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Sexual Violence

​Habif Health and Wellness Center works closely with staff at the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center​ to support students who experience sexual violence. All HHWC staff are a confidential resource and will not report the assault to the university without your consent.
The following resources are available at Habif:

Emergency Services

If you need immediate medical care or are in danger, please call 314-935-5555 if you are on campus or 911 if you are off-campus.
Urgent/same day medical and mental health assessments are available. Please call our triage lines:

314-935-6695 (mental health)
314-935-6677 (medical)

Alternatively, call RSVP center at: 314-935-3445 to access/coordinate care.

Mental Health Services

All of our providers are familiar with and incorporate the principles of trauma-informed care in their work with sexual assault survivors. Trauma Informed Care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
To schedule an appointment with any of our providers, please access the student health portal.

Primary Care Services

If the sexual assault has occurred in the last 5 days, we encourage you to seek treatment at Barnes/Jewish Hospital or St. Mary’s Hospital so that a forensic exam may be performed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) (a nurse who has been trained to give specialized medical care for a victim of sexual assault and to gather forensic evidence if desired). Staff at the RSVP Center can help arrange this and provide support.

All Habif staff have yearly training in delivering trauma informed, culturally sensitive health care and can offer professional and compassionate care, as well as access to free medications to prevent STI’s and pregnancy if appropriate. 

To facilitate this service, it is easiest to call our triage nurse (314-935-6677) who can arrange an evaluation with one of our providers. This visit will not be billed to insurance and medications will be free of charge. It is important to note that while we offer free medication for certain STI’s and pregnancy, we cannot offer free STI testing and would refer you to a community resource for that service.
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