Survivors who experience sexual assault and would like to have evidence collected by a trained professional, have the right to go to their local hospital for a sexual assault evidence collection kit. The evidence collection kit is completed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). The Nurse can help the survivor with prophylactic treatment and the survivor can meet with an advocate for emotional support, navigation through the evidence collection process, safety-planning, information, and referrals if they would like. The local hospital that has a SANE Unit in Summit County is Akron General Cleveland-Clinic’s Providing Access to Healing (PATH) Center. If you are in need of hospital advocacy or would like more information, please contact our 24-hour hotline at 330-434-7273.
EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1
WHY get immediate medical assistance
- Evidence can be collected in the first 72 hours following an assault
Seeking medical assistance does not mean you have to report to police
WHERE to get immediate trauma care
Akron General Hospital – Emergency Room
- PATH stands for Providing Access To Healing
- Quality, trauma-informed care to victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence
- Professionals trained in the systematic collection of evidence
- Respectful, supportive and compassionate atmosphere
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307
Summa Health: Akron Campus
525 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44304
Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital
1000 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256
Once you arrive at an Emergency Room a trained advocate will be contacted to come to the hospital to provide emotional support as well as referrals upon the patient’s request.