WHAT IS THE MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER (SANE) PROGRAM?
The SANE program allows survivors of sexual violence to receive specialized care by Registered Nurses who have advanced education and clinical preparation in forensic examination of sexual assault victims. In order to ensure comprehensive care and support, SANE exams are provided through a joint response of both the SANE nurse, and a Victim Advocate from the Family Violence Prevention Program. This project was pursued in an effort to increase the Nation’s effort to provide comprehensive services to survivors of sexual violence. We are also presently working with local law enforcement agencies to ensure the most victim support available.
WHAT IS A SANE EXAM?
The examination is free and confidential! A sexual assault- medical-forensic examination is performed by specially trained medical professionals for the purpose of evaluation and treatment of trauma, treatment of possible exposure to infection, referral to counseling and follow-up medical care, and for the collection of evidence following a report of sexual assault by a victim. Adults do not have to file a police report to receive free medical care following a sexual assault. Every step of the exam is consensual, on your part, so you may stop or refuse services at any time during the exam. The medical well-being of the patient is the primary objective of the SANE at all times during the examination.
WHO DOES THE SANE PROGRAM SERVE?
The MCNDH SANE Program currently serves post-pubescent adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault for free, regardless of race or ethnicity, at two medical center locations. They are Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center, located at 1401 Morris Dr. in Okmulgee, and the Creek Nation Community Hospital located at 309 N. 14th St. in Okemah. On-call sexual assault nurse examiners are available to respond to either location 24/7.
For more information, please feel free to contact the SANE Program Manager, LaResa Williams at LaResa.Williams@creekhealth.org and/or by calling (918) 758-3140 and/or Family Violence Prevention Program office 24/7 at (918) 732-7979.
HOW DO I REQUEST A SANE EXAM?
- Contact your local law enforcement agency to report the rape and law enforcement will make arrangements for the exam. If possible refrain from bathing/washing up, brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and changing clothes, in order to help preserve evidence. An exam can still be conducted, regardless of these factors.
- If you do not wish to report the rape to law enforcement, call the 24 hour SANE hotline at (918)732-7979.
- Contact one of the Oklahoma Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Services/Locations in your area.
|Muscogee (Creek) Nation Medical Center||Okmulgee||Okmulgee||(918) 758-5114|
|Creek Nation Community Hospital||Okfuskee||Okemah||(918) 758-5114|
|Ada Care Cottage||Pontotoc||Ada||(580) 332-6677|
|Jackson County Memorial Hospital||Jackson||Altus||(580) 379-5000|
|Ray of Hope||Washington||Bartlesville||(918) 337-6177|
|Jane Phillips Medical Center||Washington||Bartlesville||(918) 333-7200|
|Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital||Caddo||Carnegie||(580) 654-1050|
|Grady County Memorial Hospital||Grady||Chickasha||(405) 224-2300|
|Duncan Regional Hospital||Stephens||Duncan||(580) 252-5300|
|Great Plains Regional Medical Center||Beckham||Elk City||(580) 225-2511|
|St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center||Garfield||Enid||(580) 249-5870|
|Memorial County of Texas County||Texas||Guymon||(580) 338-6515|
|Choctaw Memorial Hospital||Choctaw||Hugo||(580) 317-9500|
|McCurtain Memorial Hospital||McCurtain||Idabel||(580) 286-7623|
|Comanche County Memorial Hospital||Comanche||Lawton||(580) 585-5523|
|PC Care||Pittsburgh||McAlester||(918) 420-2273|
|Kids Space||Muskogee||Muskogee||(918) 682-3841|
|Women’s Resource Center||Cleveland||Norman||(405) 364-9424|
|YWCA||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||(405) 948-1770|
|The C.A.R.E. Center||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||(405) 236-2100|
|Pauls Valley General Hospital||Garvin||Pauls Valley||(405) 238-5501|
|The Dearing House||Kay||Ponca City||(580) 762-5266|
|Leflore County Child Advocacy Network||Leflore||Poteau||(918) 647-3814|
|Sequoyah Memorial Hospital||Sequoyah||Sallisaw||(918) 774-1100|
|Sayre Memorial Hospital||Beckham||Sayre||(580) 928-5541|
|Unzner Child Advocacy Center||Pottowatomie||Shawnee||(405) 878-9597|
|Stillwater Medical Center||Payne||Stillwater||(405) 372-1480|
|Adair Co. Care Center-Memorial Hospital||Adair||Stillwell||(918) 696-3101|
|Tahlequah City Hospital||Cherokee||Tahlequah||(918) 456-0641|
|Choctaw Nation Hospital||Leflore||Talihina||(918) 567-7000|
|Hillcrest Medical Center||Tulsa||Tulsa||(918) 744-7273|
|Wagoner Community Hospital||Wagoner||Wagoner||(918) 485-5514|
|Chickasaw Nation Medical Center||Pontotoc||Ada||(580) 436-3980|