Denver Health helps survivors of sexual assault gain back control by offering medical examination and treatment, counseling, and legal assistance following an assault. Through our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) unit, medical forensic exams are performed by registered nurse examiners 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our caring and dedicated nurse examiners provide services to all patients regardless of age or gender.
All victims can decline any part of their examination, but a standard exam includes:
A complete discussion about medical history
Thorough head-to-toe examination
Photography of injuries
Treatment for possible sexually transmitted infections
In addition to medical services, you will also be assisted with pursuing any of the following legal options:
Report the assault to law enforcement. With this option, a brief report is given to a patrol officer with a more thorough interview done with a detective at a later time. Any evidence collected will be turned over to law enforcement and tested at the crime lab.
Medically report the assault to law enforcement. With this option, law enforcement will be given your name and birth date. You will then have up to two years to file a report, and any evidence collected can be tested.
Anonymously report the assault to law enforcement. With this option, law enforcement will not be given your name or any identifying information, and any evidence collected will not be tested. You will then have up to two years to file a full legal report.
Do not report the assault to law enforcement or have a medical forensic examination performed.
Primary care, Forensic / SANE exams, STI testing / treatment, Urgent / emergency Care, Benefit enrollment (Medicaid, Medicare, SSI/SSDI) , Reproductive services, Health screenings