What happens when I arrive?

You will meet a specially trained nurse (all our nurses are female) and a sexual offences examiner (a doctor) 

The nurse will talk through with you the choices that you have. She will also offer you any treatment you may need, such as basic first aid and emergency contraception. She may discuss other treatment such as vaccinations or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

You will be at the Archway for about 2 to 3 hours. Most of this will be talking and listening to you to make sure you get what you need. The forensic medical examination only takes a short time.