The Medical Clinic at the Plymouth County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) conducts medical examinations of children who may have been sexually abused. Pediatric-SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) Nurses, who are nurse practitioners trained in recognizing the signs of child abuse, conduct the medical exams. The SANE Nurse collects evidence and documents findings using specialized cameras called med-scopes.

The Medical Clinic provides
the following services:

  1. Forensic medical exams of suspected child abuse victim, including pediatric evidence collection kits.

  2. General physical exams for the detection of health problems unrelated to abuse.

  3. Child-friendly environment including the waiting room, exam rooms, and staff.

  4. Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

  5. Lab and diagnostic tests.