Within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident, you may walk into the SANE Center and request a free medical and forensic exam. The nurse is trained to obtain evidence should you decide to report the incident to police and/or press charges. You are provided an emergency room companion and crisis counseling begins immediately. Recommendations are to NOT bathe, change clothes, eat or use the bathroom immediately after an assault as doing so could destroy evidence. But even if you have already taken any of these actions you can still access SANE services for 96 hours after the incident. SANE services is open to all genders at no cost, your parents will not be notified, and you will not be required to make a police report.
Related Links:Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Center at Stony Brook University HospitalStudent Health Service at Stony Brook University