A sexual assault medical exam ensures:
- Physical injuries that may have occurred are promptly identified and addressed.
- Victims may receive medication for prevention of pregnancy and STIs.
- Evidence may be collected by a sexual assault nurse examiner and preserved for a criminal investigation or university complaint now or in the future.
Sexual assault medical exams are administered by nurses who have received special training through the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. The cost of the exam is paid for by the Iowa Attorney General's Office, Crime Victim Assistance Division. Forensic evidence may be collected up to 120 hours after the incident occurs.
UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: (319) 356-2233
Mercy Hospital: (319) 339-3600