Child Advocates of Fort Bend, along with AccessHealth and the Harris Health System, opened a medical clinic dedicated to child victims of sexual abuse Oct. 1, according to a CAFB press release.

The new clinic is housed at the AccessHealth location at 400 Austin St., Richmond, and is staffed by Harris Health forensic nurses.

“We are delighted to have a local clinic in Fort Bend County where children we serve at our Children’s Advocacy Center can be referred for their forensic exams, commonly referred to as sexual assault exams," CAFB CEO Ruthanne Mefford said in the release. AccessHealth is uniquely positioned to house the clinic. Also, because they have primary care doctors on site, if the children have other general medical needs, AccessHealth can provide those services seamlessly through their primary care physicians."

CAFB refers more than 200 children annually for sexual assault examinations following disclosure of sexual assault or abuse, the release said. 281-344-5100.