SANE Program

Support Within Reach is pleased to announce the start of our Itasca County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)Program in collaboration with Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, Bigfork Valley Clinic and Hospital, and Deer River HealthCare Center!

What is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

A SANE is a specially trained medical provider with a minimum of an RN degree, who:

  • Provides comprehensive care to the sexual assault survivor
  • Conducts a forensic examination and collection of evidence
  • Can be called as an expert witness in the courtroom

So, why should I see a SANE Nurse?

  • Available 24/7
  • Non-threatening and sensitive exam and evidence collection
  • Knowledgeable and can answer your questions
  • Can address concerns regarding sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
  • Will review your options with you and respect your decisions

Where can I find a SANE?

SANE’s are currently available 24-hours in the emergency departments of:



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