The time immediately following a sexual assault is often terrifying, embarrassing and confusing. Having a sexual assault exam is traumatic in itself, let alone worrying about how to pay for it. The SAVE Fund makes medical exams available to every victim of sexual assault in the Oregon - regardless of their ability to pay.
If you are a victim of sexual assault the SAVE Fund will pay for the cost of a sexual assault medical exam, medications to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, emergency contraception and a pregnancy test up to 7 days after the assault. The SAVE Fund will also pay for up to 5 counseling sessions.
Medical providers have SAVE Fund applications on site and will help victims complete the short, confidential form. The medical provider will then submit the application, along with a bill, to the Crime Victims’ Services Division.
Victims of sexual assault are also encouraged to apply to the Oregon Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.
If you have any questions regarding the SAVE Fund, please contact Valerie Smith at (503) 378-5348, or Valerie.Smith@doj.state.or.us.