24-Hour Hotline: 210-349-7273

Immediate Survivor Resources

If someone has hurt you or someone you love, get to a safe place quickly. If possible, call 911 or our hotline at 210-349-7273.

Consider Your Options

When did the assault happen?

LESS THAN 96 hours ago

There is still a chance to collect DNA evidence. Call the police where the assault occurred. The police will escort you to the nearest hospital with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program or other appropriate facility if major trauma is involved.

OVER 96 hours ago

Even if the window for a forensic exam has passed, medical attention may still be an important step if you are experiencing bleeding, physical discomfort or any other abnormal symptoms. Although they cannot collect forensic evidence, you can still file a police report if you so desire.

Important Numbers

San Antonio Police Dept.: 210-207-7273

Bexar County Sheriff’s Dept.: 210-335-6000

Reporting & Non-Reporting Options


Adults

For individuals over the age of 18 who arrive in the 96 hour window, please note that there is a Non-Report option. This option does not involve the police in any way. Victims who choose this option are able to complete the medical exam and the forensic evidence exam with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The evidence potentially collected in the forensic evidence exam will be stored for 2 years, in case the victim decides to make a corresponding police report.

Minors

For minors (anyone younger than 18) who have been sexually assaulted, the incident MUST be reported to law enforcement under Texas’ mandatory reporting laws.

If you are a survivor who is under 18, over 60, or disabled, it is important to understand the hospital’s mandated reporting requirements. Please call the hotline 210-349-7273 to find out more.

Additional Resources

FAQ

Get answers to common questions relating to sexual assault. Topics range from legal definitions to the healing process.

Online Hotline

Our online hotline through RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is another option to get live, one-on-one support 24/7.

Statute of Limitations

View the statute of limitations for sexual assault by state. When the period of time specified passes, a claim can no longer be filed.

San Antonio Hospitals

Where to go to see a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

For children and adolescents under the age of 17:

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
333 N. Santa Rosa St, San Antonio, Texas, 78207
Phone (ER): 210-704-2190

For adults and adolescents who have gone through puberty:

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
8026 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78229
Phone (ER): 210-575-8168