Medical Evaluations are conducted at Pat’s Place through a partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Resource Center by medical providers who specialize in child maltreatment. The medical exam takes place at Pat’s Place in a child friendly examination room receiving a thorough head to toe exam similar to a well-child exam.
Beyond the physical component of the exam, our medical providers help assure parents that their child is healthy and that if abuse has occurred, it will not be visible to others. Our providers offer extensive, one-on-one consultation not received during a regular doctor’s visit and take as much time as necessary to help the children by explaining each step of the check-up and finding ways to put the child at ease. Although there are very rarely physical signs of sexual abuse, many families find reassurance knowing that no permanent physical damage has been done.