Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Program

The SANE program provides medical forensic examinations for patients (survivors) of sexual abuse and sexual assault across the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatric patients. All our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are registered nurses who have completed extensive training and are certified through the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The forensic examination and evidence collection can help the patient (survivor) to know that they are physically okay and may also aid in the investigation process. Our SANE nurses are available 24/7, 365 days a year!

Acute Sexual Assault Exam

When a person has been sexually assaulted or sexually abused and less than 120 hours have passed since the assault/abuse, that person may qualify for a medical forensic sexual assault examination with evidence collection. While it is important to conduct this type of exam as soon as possible after the assault it is not considered a life saving procedure. The patient must be alert and oriented so that they can provide informed consent throughout the entire procedure.

Helpful Numbers

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (CASFV)

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hopeline and Advocate Hotline (915) 593-7300

Department of Family and Protective Services

  • CPS/APS Hotline 1(800) 252-5400

El Paso Police Department

  • (915) 832-4400

El Paso Sheriff's Office

  • (915) 546-2280

Contact Information


(915) 521-7735


Gloria Salazar, Manager: