The Deirdre’s House On-Site Medical Program enables children suspected of having been physically and/or sexually abused to receive medical evaluations and treatment in a child-friendly environment. All children can benefit from a specialized medical exam, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. Exams are performed by specially trained providers, and are child-focused, with a special sensitivity to the needs of children who have been sexually abused. The exam is external and non-invasive. A child is never forced to undergo an exam, and can decline any part of any exam; however, it’s important for caregivers to learn about the process and its benefits.

To learn more information about the medical examination, click here.