Medical Advocacy (S.A.N.E. Unit)
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Unit is a collaborative venture of La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services and Memorial Medical Center (MMC). SANE is located on MMC campus in the Heritage Building.
Specially-trained Nurse Examiners provide care with sensitivity, ensuring privacy and timely treatment in a safe environment at no cost. Even if you do not want to report to law enforcement, SANE nurses will make sure you are physically OK and explain your options as a survivor.
A survivor can call La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services at 575-526-3437. Family or friends can make this call for the survivor and an advocate will inform them what to do. A nurse and advocate will meet the survivor at the SANE Unit to help with:
- Checking injuries
- S.T.D. prevention (Sexually transmitted disease)
- Gathering forensic evidence (S.A.N.E)