The Memorial Hermann Forensic Nursing team provides compassionate, comprehensive care for adults and children affected by sexual violence. Our forensic nurse examiners are specially trained to recognize and respond to the signs, symptoms and risks of trauma caused by sexual violence.
Nationally recognized for their innovative, trauma-informed approach to treating sexual assault survivors, the team works to promote both the physical and emotional healing of victims of sexual violence through a culture of safety, empowerment and healing.
Forensic Nursing services are available 24/7 and include:
The Forensic Nursing team provides care for adult sexual assault patients 18 years of age and older throughout the Greater Houston area at the following Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE)-Ready Designated Memorial Hermann hospitals:
Memorial Hermann Forensic Nursing may become involved when the sexual assault has occurred in the last five days (120 Hours). A detailed process of evaluation is followed involving multiple steps:
Find out more about local and national support groups that specialize in interpersonal violence issues: