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.
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
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.
San Antonio Police Dept.: 210-207-7273
Bexar County Sheriff’s Dept.: 210-335-6000
Reporting & Non-Reporting Options
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.
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.
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