In an Emergency
If you are in need of immediate medical assistance please dial 911, and go to your nearest hospital.
Medical Forensic Exam Programs
A medical forensic exam is a comprehensive medical exam performed by a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE), or Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) with advanced educational and clinical preparation.
A Forensic Nurse Examiner program also provides personalized comprehensive care to patients who have experienced interpersonal violence, such as sexual assault and strangulation. A Forensic Nurse can conduct a medical forensic examination, which includes collecting evidence, offering resources, and providing expert testimony.
Should you or someone you know need a medical forensic exam following a sexual assault, you can click here to find the closest Family Advocacy Center. An advocacy center is a comprehensive, victim-focused program based in a facility that, with client permission, allows law enforcement, child protection professionals, prosecutors, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, medical professionals, and mental health providers to work together when intervening and investigating violent crimes against children and adults.
You can also contact:
Northern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
Options to Consider
Learn more about preparing for a medical forensic exam here. You may choose to report the incident and speak to the police as part of the exam, but you do not have to talk to the police or anyone else until you are ready. Your evidence can be collected and stored anonymously until you decide whether to report (up to 90 days).