Forensic Exam

The purpose of a forensic exam is to collect and preserve evidence for a criminal investigation within seven days of the sexual assault.

There is currently no central database for specialized sexual assault health care. Services are likely only available in urban hospitals; even in those locations survivors may need to be redirected to another site because of capacity.

To familiarize yourself with the specialized sexual assault healthcare services in your area, including forensic exam and sample storage options, contact your local hospital or other healthcare providers.

Medical Care

Providing survivors with accurate information about medical care options can help them access preventative treatments and timely care.

Local and Specialized Healthcare Services

Follow the link to find local and specialized healthcare services in your community.

Questions? Contact our Community Coordination for Survivor Safety (CCSS) team at