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)