Hospitals with a 24 SAFE/SANE Unit

SAFE/SANE hospitals provide a confidential and trauma informed treatment to very recent victims of sexual assault.  S.A.F.E (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) and S.A.N.E (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exams can be performed within the first 96 hours of a sexual assault and are designed to collect forensic evidence as well as provide quality medical care to victims. SANE nurses, are experienced RNs with intensive classroom education, extensive clinical experience, and expertise in sexual assault evaluation and forensic evidence collection. SAFE doctors work in conjunction with experienced nurses to collect forensic evidence and complete the exam. (Source: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center)

It is recommended that individuals 15 years of age and younger have a forensic exam within 72 hours after an incident has occurred and that individuals 16 years and older have an exam within 96 hours.  Anyone who has experienced a sexual assault should try to refrain from showering, urinating, brushing teeth, smoking, eating, drinking or changing clothing prior to the exam (taken from

Safe Haven Advocates are available to provide support to survivors in local emergency rooms.  Find out more about our services in Hospital Support Services.


The following hospital provides SAFE services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Avita Hospital

Adult and Pediatric Services

Avita Health System - Emergency Services
715 Richland Mall
Ontario, Ohio 44906

Phone: 567-307-7557


The following hospital(s) provides SANE services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


University Hospital

Adult Services (18+)

UH Samaritan Medical Center - Emergency Services
First Floor
1025 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Phone: 419-289-0491 or 1-800-257-9917


Akron Children's Hospital

Pediatric Services (18 and under)

Akron Children's Hospital - CARE Center
Locust Professional Building
300 Locust St.
Suite 170
Akron, Ohio 44302

Phone: 330-543-3023


Ohio Health MedCentral: Mansfield

Adult and Pediatric Services

Ohio Health MedCentral - Mansfield (Main Branch)
335 Glessner Ave.
Mansfield, Ohio 44903

Phone: 419-526-8000


Shelby Hospital

Adult Services (15+)

OhioHealth - Shelby Hospital
199 West Main Street
Shelby, Ohio 44875

Phone: (419) 342-5015


University Hospital - Rainbow Babies and Children

Pediatric Services (17 and under)

Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center
11100 Euclid Ave,
Cleveland, OH  44106

Phone: 216-844-1644

**Rainbow Babies and Children SANE services are on-call after business hours. A SANE nurse is typically available to conduct the exam. In the case there is not a SANE nurse available, a physician will conduct a SAFE exam**