The District of Columbia offers two medical forensic exam programs to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or dating violence. You will not be required to report to police, provide proof of residency, or pay for these exams.
- The DC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner SANE program provides comprehensive medical, forensic, and advocacy care to adult and adolescent victims of rape, sexual assault, and other sex-involved crimes.
- The DCFNE Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) program provides comprehensive medical, forensic, and advocacy care to adult and adolescent victims of intimate partner violence, dating violence, or domestic violence.
Both the DC SANE and the DCFNE IPV Program provide free emergency medical forensic exams, mental health referrals, HIV testing, prophylaxis medication (when necessary), and wraparound advocacy services. A survivor can receive these services whether they report the incident to police or not.
To get either exam, you can go to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department and request a forensic exam or call 1-800-641-4028 to arrange for free transportation to the hospital.
Medical Forensic Exam Programs
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department
Call 1-800-641-4028 to arrange free transportation to the hospital