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The SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Unit is a private and confidential area that is staffed by nurses who are specially trained to care for individuals of all ages who have experienced sexual assault or rape.

As the only unit of its nature on Cleveland's West Side, Fairview Hospital SANE Unit provides free services 24/7.

Patients can enter the SANE Unit by going to Fairview Hospital Adult Emergency Department or Pediatric Emergency Department. From here they are transferred to the SANE Unit by a physician.

Patients in the SANE Unit are treated in a respected and compassionate manner by the staff. Patients are given a complete physical assessment and if needed, evidence is collected in a respectful and mindful manner.

If the patient desires, an advocate from the Rape Crisis Center will be contacted.

Medical, legal and emotional support services are provided to all patients.

For more information, please call 216.476.7080.