Every two minutes, someone in America is sexually assaulted.
Center for Abuse and Rape Emergency Services (CARES) is a TriHealth program staffed by SANE-trained registered nurses at the following TriHealth hospital emergency departments:
The CARES program offers services to victims of sexual assault, elder abuse and domestic violence. Our compassionate staff is a team of professional registered nurses who have received training through the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide victims with the support and resources they need. The team is specially trained to collect evidence in both sexual assault and domestic violence cases.
The crime of domestic violence occurs when one partner is forced to do what their abuser wants through verbal, physical, psychological or sexual violence. The patterns of abuse do not usually begin with an act of physical violence. Psychological abuse, including isolation, minimization of decision-making abilities and obsessive jealousy, usually are initiated first.
Rape or sexual assault is forced or unwanted sex or sexual contact. Sexual assault happens to both women and men. It involves penetration (however slight) of the vaginal or anal cavities with any body part or object, or oral-to-genital contact when consent is not present.
Children and teens younger than age 14 who are sexually abused or assaulted are referred for exams to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where they are especially equipped to serve the needs of child victims.
The nurses and doctors of TriHealth understand the seriousness of sexual crimes, and they will treat you with the compassion and sensitivity that you deserve.
If you believe you are a victim, please call us. To speak to a CARES nurse, please call the office at 513 865 5163 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outside office hours or in an emergency, please call to speak to the charge nurse at one of our emergency departments (ED) where you may be connected to a CARES nurse:
Bethesda Arrow Springs: 513 282 7200
Bethesda Butler: 513 893 8163
Bethesda North: 513 865 1200
Good Samaritan: 513 862 9539
Good Samaritan Western Ridge: 513 246 9900
McCullough Hyde: 513 524 5353