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.

​Medical aftercare

  • 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.