Medical Examinations

Why Is A Medical Exam Needed?

  • When child abuse is suspected, a medical examination may be requested.
  • Physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect are all reasons that children are seen at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). 

Who Sees Your Child? 

  • Our medical team of Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP’s), Pediatricians and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE RNs) are all specially trained child abuse experts.
  • At the time of the visit, the medical team will talk with the child and child’s non-offending caregiver.  

What To Expect:

  • The medical exam process at the CAC includes a head to toe medical examination of the child.
  • The appointment may include a non-invasive genital examination of the child, if there are concerns of sexual abuse. 
  • At the conclusion of the visit, results are reviewed with the non-offending caregiver. 

Who Can Refer?

  • Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services or other medical providers may make a referral to the CAC for a medical examination.