Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

If You Are A Victim of Rape or Sexual Assault

  • Go to a safe place.
  • Do not wash or douche. Do not eat or drink anything if oral sex was involved. Do not remove, touch or destroy any article which may be evidence, including clothing.
  • Call the police by dialing 911 or get to the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Unit or nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Explain that you have been sexually assaulted and need to be examined.
  • Request an advocate from The Safe Center LI to accompany you through your stay at the hospital by calling the hotline 516-542-0404.
  • You should request a test for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, and HIV.
  • Consider whether you need safe housing.
  • Seek out assistance and help from family members or friends whom you trust.
  • Consider making a police report if you have not already made one.
  • Get confidential counseling from a qualified trauma counselor to help you deal with your experience by calling 516-542-0404.

More SANE Contacts

  Agency/Resource Phone Number
  Emergency Department
Northwell Health, at North Shore University Hospital
  Emergency Department
Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC)
  The Safe Center LI 516-542-0404
  Special Victims Squad
Nassau County Police Department
  Special Victims Bureau
Nassau County District Attorney's Office