Sometimes children who come to the CPC will need to have a specialized medical evaluation. The purpose of the medical evaluation is to help ensure the health and safety of children, to diagnose and address any medical conditions resulting from abuse, to collect important evidence that may associated with abuse and to reassure children and their caregivers.
These specialized exams are offered at no cost to families and are conducted at the CPC by pediatric health care providers with child abuse expertise. Exams are only available to children who are involved in a child abuse investigation. Because the CPC does not offer the medical service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, children who need immediate medical evaluations are treated in hospital emergency rooms.