What is a forensic medical exam?

A medical exam sometimes referred to as a sexual assault exam. These exams are conducted by medical professionals trained in evidence collection, documentation, and preservation.

The forensic medical examiner assesses for injury and other physical evidence. Any sign of injury is photographed, documented, and the patient may be referred for treatment. Any other forms of physical evidence are photographed, documented, collected and released to law enforcement.

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases is also provided upon patient’s consent. Forensic medical exams are conducted at The Treehouse in a private, comfortable setting suitable for both children and adults. If a patient has other significant medical issues, an exam may be performed at a medical facility.