Sexual Assault is any unwanted, coerced or forced sexual activity. It is never a survivor's fault.

Sexual Assault happens regardless of gender, sexual identity or age.  It is never a survivor's fault.  It does not matter if he or she was intoxicated, or previously engaged in sexual activity with the perpetrator. It is every person's right to say no, at any time regardless of their relationship to the perpetrator. 


If you've been sexually assaulted, it is very important to receive medical care as soon as possible. 

At the Emergency Departments of Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai Roosevelt and the Lenox Hill HealthPlex you'll be met with medical professionals and crisis counselors that know how to help.  These individuals are specially trained to provide both comprehensive and expert medical care, as well as compassionate support for whatever you may need.  As part of the medical exam, you will be offered preventative treatment for STDs and possible HIV exposure, and emergency contraception.  Evidence of the assault can also be collected and preserved in case you decide to report to the police at any time in the next 18 months.  Everything that happens in the Emergency Department is your choice. At Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and the Lenox Hill HealthPlex, you'll be seen as soon as you arrive and treatment for sexual assault is provided free of charge.  

 
 

Mount Sinai West
Emergency Department

59th Street and 10th Avenue

 

Mount Sinai
St. Luke's Emergency Department

113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

 

Lenox Health
Greenwich Village

13th Street and 7th Avenue