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Forensic Nurses & Exams

All exams are done by, forensically trained RNs, in the comfort and privacy of our secure home-like location. All exams are scheduled by appointment times if needed, but are usually responded to immediately, 24/7. 

Sexual Assault Exams

DNA evidence from a crime like sexual assault can be collected from the crime scene, but it can also be collected from your body, clothes, and other personal belongings. You may choose to have a sexual assault forensic exam, sometimes known as a “rape kit,” to preserve possible DNA evidence and receive important medical care. You don’t have to report the crime to have an exam, but the process gives you the chance to safely store evidence should you decide to report at a later time.

Sexual Assaults Exams Time Frame 

  • Adults 18+ yrs:  within 5 Days of Assault

  • Adolescents 13-17 yrs: within 5 Days of Assault

  • Children 0-12 yrs: within 3 Days of Assault

  • Children disclosing after 4 or more days referred out for a delayed exam

Domestic Violence/Strangulation Exams

Coming Soon to The Phoenix House
                Delayed Exams
for children disclosing abuse after 3 days


Both types of  exams may include a head-to-toe examination, documentation of injuries, pictures of injuries (with your consent), and your narrative of what has occurred. Advocates are present to provide support, danger assessment, safety planning, and will facilitate getting you to a safe place if you are unable to return to your home.

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