Forensic Medical Exams
A Forensic Medical Exam (FME) is a specialized medical exam conducted by a professionally trained, certified sexual assault nurse examiner utilizing specialized equipment for accurate diagnosis and evidence collection in a child friendly environment. They are conducted when a child has disclosed sexual or severe physical abuse and the exam is deemed necessary. Exams are tailored to the statements made by the child in the forensic interiew and are used for evidence collection, testing, and treatment. They are not invasive and should not cause the child pain. Children also receive reassurance about their bodies and their health and answers to any questions or concerns they may have.
These exams are conducted at no cost to the family.