Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital developed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to provide care and assistance for anyone who has been sexually assaulted. The nurses help men and women of all ages. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sexual assault nurse examiners are registered nurses who are specially trained to collect medical evidence and perform the necessary examination in a sensitive, non-threatening manner. They also provide information that will allow you to review all of your options as you deal with your many concerns—including treatment of possible disease and/or pregnancy—following sexual assault.
In addition, the nurses will help you develop a medical follow-up plan. Once your medical tests have been evaluated, they will call you with the results. Of course, all examinations, tests and communication with the nurses will be conducted in complete confidence. We respect your need for privacy at all times.