Emergency Care

If you have been sexually assaulted within the past 120 hours, you can go to any hospital Emergency Department and request a sexual assault medical exam. However, some hospitals have enhanced care.  These hospitals, which are designated as SAFE Designated Center, will provide the following services:


  • Timely, compassionate, and survivor-centered medical care, in a designated and appropriately equipped private room.
  • An advocate, who if available, can offer information, support, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Treatment to prevent pregnancy and reduce risk of the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.
  • The services of a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE), a medical professional who has been specially trained to provide care to sexual assault survivors, including forensic evidence collection.
  • Referrals to mental and physical health care services.
  • If you choose – you can talk to the police.


Search our NYC Center Locator to find a SAFE Center near you.

Hotlines & Helplines

Safe Horizon advocates are available 24 hours, 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter and information about resources: 212.227.3000  

The Alliance offers advocacy, referrals, and confidential counseling:

  • Our Helpline is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • We provide counseling and advocacy Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm by appointment
  • We hold walk-in hours on Mondays and Thursdays 10am to 2pm

 212.514.SAFE(7233) or email us at survivorsupport@svfreenyc.org

NYC Center Locator

The Alliance has created a searchable database of services available for survivors in New York City. Use the map below to find services near you.

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