Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program (SANE)
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program (SANE) was founded in Albuquerque in 1995 by people representing a variety of area agencies dedicated to providing compassionate and prompt treatment for survivors of sexual assault.
Specially trained nurses and Rape Crisis Center advocates offer treatment and assistance in a private, calm and safe setting. All SANE services are free of charge.
How to Access the SANE Program
Please call RCCCNM at 505-266-7711 or contact SANE directly at 505-884-7263.
What Happens During the SANE Examination
- The nurse can take the survivor's history, check for injuries, perform a pregnancy test and provide medication to prevent infection and pregnancy. All treatment options are completely voluntary. The survivor may stop the exam at any time.
- The Rape Crisis Center Advocate will provide emotional support and information to the survivor and any friends and/or family accompanying them.
- Following the exam, the survivor can shower in a private bathroom. A change of clothing can be provided.
- Information about filing a police report will be provided if the survivor is interested in pursuing this option.
More Information: If You Are Assaulted