Medical / Physical Help
If the assault happened within 5 days or less
Go to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) emergency room. NGMC is the regional hospital with an emergency department where Sexual Assault Nurse Exams (SANE) are conducted in a private exam room. A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will collect evidence, examine for injuries, possible pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Survivors can get a SANE exam without making a report to law enforcement (as long as the victim is 18 years or older).
If the assault occurred more than 5 days ago
Seek medical attention from your local health department or any other healthcare provider.
Contact Rape Response for information on receiving free medical aftercare from local health departments.
Rape Response can provide you with a referral to any health department in our service area for FREE medical aftercare. If you received a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE) at NGMC, one aftercare visit can be provided. If you did not receive a SANE, two aftercare visits can be provided. A medical aftercare visit includes a medical examination and screening for sexually transmitted infections.