Sexual Assault Care

For adults, teens and children who have been sexually assaulted, we provide prompt, compassionate emergency care at Harrison Medical Center - Bremerton.

Skilled care for victims of sexual assault

Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program provides specialized care from medical professionals who understand victimization. We realize the devastation that sexual assault can cause for victims and their loved ones. Our SANE nurses offer dignified care to promote healing and help patients through the evidence-gathering exam as smoothly as possible.

Harrison Bremerton’s SANE nurses are registered nurses trained to care for sexual assault patients. They are available 24 hours a day and provide care for adult, teen and child victims at no cost to them. Their services include:

  • Identifying physical trauma and psychological needs
  • Ensuring that victims receive appropriate medical care
  • Gathering vital medical evidence, documenting injuries and other forensic information

SANE nurses work directly with police, prosecutors, child protective services and community advocacy programs to provide coordinated care, such as:

  • Emergency care after sexual assault
  • Scheduled medical exams from non-acute sexual assault
  • Risk assessment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Forensic exams for medical, legal and child welfare professionals
  • Expert witness testimony as needed

Sexual assault: Prevention and education

At Harrison Bremerton, our SANE nurses provide prevention and education services including:

  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Education and information for all ages about normal sexual development and ways to prevent sexual abuse

Request sexual assault care and services

We offer our SANE services 24 hours a day. To learn more and request services:

  • Urgent: If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted within the past five days, go to or call the Harrison Bremerton Emergency Department at 360-744-6710. Ask for the department social worker.
  • Non-urgent: To schedule an appointment for an exam or to leave a non-urgent message, call SANE at Harrison Bremerton at 360-744-6617.
  • Questions: If you’re not sure if your situation is an emergency or not, call:
    • SANE at 360-744-6617
    • Kitsap Sexual Assault Center at 360-479-8500 or 866-831-2050

SANE
Harrison Medical Center - Bremerton
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310